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Monday, 24 July 2017

Welcome to the Cumbria Bird Club

June 2017 sightings

Blyth's Reed Warbler, Siddick Pond, Nick Franklin
Blyth's Reed Warbler, Siddick Pond, Nick Franklin
Sandwich terns, Grune point, Chris Cant
Sandwich terns, Grune point, Chris Cant

May 2017 sightings

Spotted sandpiper, Buttermere, Nick Franklin
Spotted sandpiper, Buttermere, Nick Franklin
Spotted sandpiper, Buttermere, Nick Franklin
Spotted sandpiper, Buttermere, Nick Franklin

March 2017 sightings

Great Grey Shrike, Wharton Tarn, Jamie Green
Great Grey Shrike, Wharton Tarn, Jamie Green

February 2017 sightings

Iceland gull, Windermere, Nick Franklin
Iceland gull, Windermere, Nick Franklin

Latest sightings:

18-Jul: Mediterranean Gull - 8 at Workington
17-Jul: Juv Black Guillemot at Workington
17-Jul: 26 Common Sandpipers at Port Carlisle
9-Jul: Green Sandpiper R Eden Wetheral
8-Jul: 13 Common Sandpiper at Port Carlisle and 10 at Sandsfield
8-Jul: Marsh Harrier flew east at Carlisle Airport
1-Jul: Wood Sandpiper at Wedholme Flow
21-Jun: c 350 Shelduck between Port Carlisle & Glasson point

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:

‘Wood Warblers’ – John Mallord + AGM
Fri 6 October 2017 7:30pm

The AGM will be held at Penrith United Reformed Church on Friday 6th October 2017 at 7.30pm. The business of the AGM is intended to be as brief as possible and will be followed by a talk by John Mallord on Wood Warblers..

'The distance between' - Peter Mawby
Mon 9 October 2017 7:30pm

Frank describes his involvement in the study of territory in birds and consider the significance of living spaces to those involved in the conservation of endangered species.

‘Our Disappearing Swifts – what we can do’ - Tanya & Edmund Hoare
Wed 10 January 2018 7:15pm

Tanya & Edmund Hoare are Swift enthusiasts and part of the national and international Swift network. They have a colony of Swifts nesting in the eaves of their cottage and the talk will include video clips of many aspects of Swift behaviour, from cameras in the nest spaces. The latest research on their remarkable migration, using geolocators, will also be presented. Sadly these iconic birds are in serious decline and the reasons for this, and what can be done to help, will be discussed.

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