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Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Welcome to the Cumbria Bird Club

March 2015 sightings

Great Grey Shrike, Binsey, Steve Dutton
Great Grey Shrike, Binsey, Steve Dutton
Slavonian Grebes, Hodbarrow, Ian Kinley
Slavonian Grebes, Hodbarrow, Ian Kinley
Scandinavian Rock Pipit, Roa Island, Lou Cross
Scandinavian Rock Pipit, Roa Island, Lou Cross
Great Grey Shrike, Dalton Crags, Roger Ridley
Great Grey Shrike, Dalton Crags, Roger Ridley

February 2015 sightings

Whooper Swans, Inner Solway, Andrew Cockcroft
Whooper Swans, Inner Solway, Andrew Cockcroft
Smew, Linstock, Nick Franklin
Smew, Linstock, Nick Franklin

Latest sightings:

5-May: Arctic Tern 4 at Killington Reservoir
4-May: Arctic Skua past Bowness-on-Solway
4-May: Great Skua north past St Bees Head at 09.30
4-May: Great Skua north past St Bees Head at 09.30
3-May: Common Crane 2 Drumburgh Moss in a'noon
3-May: Little Gull 2nd-summer still on River Esk, Longtown
3-May: Little Gull 2nd-summer on River Esk, Longtown
30-Apr: Hooded Crow Sand Gate near Flookburgh

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.

Survey opportunities this spring: CBC Cumbria Rookeries survey and BTO National Heronries Census

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:

AGM and talk
Fri 2 October 2015 7:30pm

Title to be announced - Kane Brides

The Birds of the Gambia
Fri 6 November 2015 7:00pm

Talk on Birds of the Gambia by Dennis Atherton

Ethiopia - Disappearing Paradise
Wed 6 January 2016 7:15pm

‘Ethiopia - Disappearing Paradise’ - Angus Hogg

More events

October 2013: The Lancashire & Cheshire Fauna Society has put online the Lancashire and North Merseyside bird atlas surveys 2007-2011.

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