Cumbria Bird Club

Cumbria is an excellent county for bird watching: the Lake District, superb coasts and estuaries, woods and fast-flowing rivers, up to Pennine moors.

All sightings Latest sightings:

(Reported but to be verified)

  • 22-Apr: 21 Whimbrel Bowness on Solway and 6 Glasson Point
  • 19-Apr: Male Pied Flycatcher Powter Howe woods.
  • 18-Apr: First Sedge Warbler of Spring at Meathop Moss also 19/4/18
  • 17-Apr: 8 Great , 3 Arctic and 1 Pomarine Skua past Bowness
  • 16-Apr: Cuckoo heard calling from the car park at Sandscale Haws
  • 16-Apr: Minimum of 400 Common Scoter on Solway at Bowness on Solway. Also a single Arctic Skua and a Red Kite
  • 11-Apr: 2 Whitewagtails- Milnethorpe/Ulpha meadows
  • 9-Apr: Common Sandpiper R Bela Milnethorpe and R Esk at Longtown

Birds and Wildlife in Cumbria annual County Natural History Report 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 help out with any on-going surveys in the county.

Next events:

AGM + Whinchats talk
Fri 5 October 2018 7:30pm

'Eight years of colour-ringing Whinchats at RSPB Geltsdale’ - Stephen Westerberg

More events

St Bees Head - Cumbria's major cliff nesting seabird colony
St Bees Head Seabird monitoring plots