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)

  • 16-Oct: Great White Egret Wetheral
  • 15-Oct: Yellow Browed Warbler again near Wigton with Goldcrests
  • 14-Oct: 86 Whooper Swans at Kirkbride
  • 14-Oct: Cetti's Warbler ringed at Watchtree NR
  • 13-Oct: 26 Whooper Swans Bassenthwaite Lake
  • 3-Oct: Yellow Browed Warbler near Wigton
  • 2-Oct: 500 Red Throated Divers north on rising tide over 5 hours past Maryport
  • 25-Sep: Great white Egret on Newton Marsh

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:

Twenty years of Pied Flycatchers in a Galloway wood
Wed 22 January 2020 7:15pm

‘Twenty years of Pied Flycatchers in a Galloway wood’ - Talk by Brian Smith

Fred Gould Memorial Lecture
Mon 9 March 2020 7:15pm

The second Fred Gould Memorial Lecture joint with KNHS Talk by Paul Colley, winner of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018.

More events

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