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Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Welcome to the Cumbria Bird Club

December 2016 sightings

Shore Lark, Helvellyn summit, December 4th, S. Reekie
Shore Lark, Helvellyn summit, December 4th, S. Reekie
Waxwing, Kingstown Road Carlisle, 17th Dec 2016, Roger Ridley
Waxwing, Kingstown Road Carlisle, 17th Dec 2016, Roger Ridley
Ruff, Walby 31st December 2016, Roger Ridley
Ruff, Walby 31st December 2016, Roger Ridley
Purple Sandpiper, Workington Docks, 1st Dec 2016, Roger Ridley
Purple Sandpiper, Workington Docks, 1st Dec 2016, Roger Ridley
Long Tailed Duck, Grune Point, 29th December 2016, Roger Ridley
Long Tailed Duck, Grune Point, 29th December 2016, Roger Ridley

November 2016 sightings

Barnacle Geese, Anthorn, 7th Nov 2016, Roger Ridley
Barnacle Geese, Anthorn, 7th Nov 2016, Roger Ridley

Latest sightings:

18-Jan: 17 Scaup at Hodbarrow RSPB
17-Jan: Pinkfooted Geese 500 north at Allonby in morning
17-Jan: "Red head" Smew at Siddick Pond
16-Jan: Pinkfooted Goose 1160 ( in 3 flocks ) north west over Threlkeld
16-Jan: Foulney 6 Long Tailed Ducks , Short Eared Owl and 286 Brent Geese
16-Jan: 1St wntr Iceland Gull Workington also 3 Mediterranean Gulls and 2000 Pinkfooted Geese - north
15-Jan: Jack Snipe - 5 R Esk Longtown
15-Jan: Great White Egret Kents Bank

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:

Raptor migration in Southern Spain and Gibraltar
Thu 6 April 2017 7:30pm

‘Raptor migration in Southern Spain and Gibraltar’ by Dennis Atherton

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