Saturday, 3 December 2016
Welcome to the Cumbria Bird Club
2-Dec: Waxwings 200 still at Dalston
2-Dec: Red Necked Grebe Gale Bay Park Foot Ullswater NY464235
29-Nov: Waxwings 350 at Dalston
28-Nov: 58 Waxwings Lower Viaduct Car Park Carlisle
27-Nov: Black Redstart Whitehaven Harbour
24-Nov: Waxwings - 6 St John's Church Keswick
23-Nov: 58 Waxwings Carlsile Catherdal grounds
21-Nov: Great Grey Shrike still at Great Broughton
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.
16 September 2016: Norman Holton, long time site manager at the RSPBs Campfield Marsh, Hodbarrow and St Bees reserves, died this week after a long battle with illness. His contribution to bird and habitat conservation on the Cumbrian Coast, and on the Solway Mosses and wetlands was immense. A legendary character within the RSPB, Norm was full of knowledge and humour. He will be sadly missed by the birding and conservation community in Cumbria. Our thoughts are with his family at this very sad time.
Wed 11 January 2017 7:15pm
‘Incredible Journeys’ - Brian Morrell (WWT Caerlaverock)
Raptor migration in Southern Spain and Gibraltar
Thu 6 April 2017 7:30pm