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Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Welcome to the Cumbria Bird Club

May 2016 sightings

Black-tailed Godwit, River Esk, Longtown, Nick Franklin
Black-tailed Godwit, River Esk, Longtown, Nick Franklin
Wood Warbler, Miltonrigg, Nick Franklin
Wood Warbler, Miltonrigg, Nick Franklin
Great Spotted Woodpecker, Ashness Woods, Tony Marsh
Great Spotted Woodpecker, Ashness Woods, Tony Marsh
Long-tailed tit, Tony Marsh
Long-tailed tit, Tony Marsh
Pied Flycatcher, Female, Ashness Woods, Tony Marsh
Pied Flycatcher, Female, Ashness Woods, Tony Marsh
Stonechat, male, Caldew Valley, Tony Marsh
Stonechat, male, Caldew Valley, Tony Marsh

Latest sightings:

29-Aug: Marsh Harrier -Wedholme Flow also 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Little Stint & 8 Ruff
29-Aug: Common Scoter - Windermere
26-Aug: Golden Eagle - juv at Geltsadale RSPB
21-Aug: Yellow Wagtails at Wedholme Flow and Mawbray 18 Black tailed Godwit also at Wedholme
21-Aug: 2 Curlew Sandpiper and 1 Little Stint Port Carlisle/ Bowness on Solway
21-Aug: Osprey Kirkbride airfield
20-Aug: 2 Ruff & 2 Greenshank at RSPB Campfield Reserve
17-Aug: 2 Curlew Sandpipers at Bowness Railings

More latest sightings

See also the Walney Bird Observatory blog.

Cumbria is an excellent county for bird watching: the Lake District, superb coasts and estuaries, woods and fast-flowing rivers, up to Pennine moors. Here are some ideas on where to watch birds in Cumbria.
 • Don't forget to check the tide times and weather.

The Cumbria Bird Club runs events throughout the year, conducts important survey work and produces annual bird reports. We are working on a new county avifauna based on the BTO Bird Atlas survey. Please report any sightings you've made; we'd encourage you to help out with any on-going surveys in the county.

Do join the club and receive regular CBC Newsletters by email. Our who's who lists the council members and other useful contacts for Cumbria. Do contact us for more information.

Next events:

More events

Birds and Wildlife in Cumbria annual County Natural History Report Where to watch birds in Cumbria The Breeding Birds of Cumbria: a tetrad atlas

St Bees Head - Cumbria's major cliff nesting seabird colony
St Bees Head Seabird monitoring plots