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)

  • 21-Sep: Curlew Sandpiper - 3 Port Carlisle
  • 21-Sep: Long-billed Dowitcher - 1 Old Anthorn
  • 21-Sep: Marsh Harrier - 1 Foulshaw Moss
  • 20-Sep: Curlew Sandpiper - 1 Port Carlisle
  • 20-Sep: Long-billed Dowitcher - 1 still present Old Anthorn
  • 19-Sep: Great White Egret - 2 emerging from Egret roost at Allithwaite at dawn
  • 18-Sep: Curlew Sandpiper - Port Carlisle
  • 18-Sep: Little Stint - 1 Bowness-on-Solway

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 and slide show POSTPONED
Fri 2 October 2020 7:30pm

Members slide show by Mike Carrier, Jake Manson & Adam Moan


Birds of moor and mountain - controversy or cooperation?
Wed 6 January 2021 7:15pm

Talk by Andre Farrar

Nature through the lens
Mon 8 March 2021 7:15pm

The third Fred Gould Memorial Lecture joint with KNHS
Gary Gould - ‘Nature through the lens’. A selection of slides by Fred Gould, showing a variety of flora and fauna.

More events

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