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Sunday, 25 September 2016

Welcome to the Cumbria Bird Club

September 2016 sightings

Citrine Wagtail, River Esk, Longtown, Roger Ridley
Citrine Wagtail, River Esk, Longtown, Roger Ridley
Woodchat Shrike, Brigsteer, Lou Cross
Woodchat Shrike, Brigsteer, Lou Cross
Citrine Wagtail, Longtown, Nick Franklin
Citrine Wagtail, Longtown, Nick Franklin

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

Latest sightings:

25-Sep: 7 Curlew Sandpipers still at Port Carlsile
25-Sep: Sabine's Gull south at Workington also 12 Mediterranean Gulls in HArbour
25-Sep: Marsh Harrier RSPB Campfield
18-Sep: 6 Pale Bellied Brent Geese - RSPB Campfield Reserve
16-Sep: Little Stint R Kent Estuary - Mid Foulshaw also 18/9/16
13-Sep: 22 Curlew Sandpiper and 3 Little Stints at Port Carlisle/Bowness Railings
13-Sep: 2 Wood Sandpipers, Ruff and Pectoral Sandpiper at Heversham
10-Sep: Pectoral Sandpiper - Brigsteer - SD 470892

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.

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.

Norman Holton

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:

Golden Eagle talk and AGM
Fri 7 October 2016 7:30pm

The brief AGM is in Penrith on Friday 7th Oct with a talk by Alan Fielding on Golden Eagles.

The RSPB and the Dee Estuary. Past, present and future
Mon 14 November 2016 7:30pm

‘The RSPB and the Dee Estuary. Past, present and future.’ - Alasdair Grubb. A journey through the time the RSPB has spent on the Dee Estuary (Cheshire) from its small acquisition in 1979, through much more acquisition and development of visitor facilities and wildlife spectacle.

Incredible Journeys
Wed 11 January 2017 7:15pm

‘Incredible Journeys’ - Brian Morrell (WWT Caerlaverock)

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