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)

  • 17-Aug: At least 124 Mediterranean Gulls at St Helens, Maryport
  • 20-Jul: 24 Common Scoter Haweswater
  • 16-Jul: Roseate Term hodbarrow RSPB
  • 15-Jul: Great White Egret Bassenthwaite Lake
  • 7-Jun: Wryneck High Embleton Common
  • 26-Apr: 19 Pomarine Skuas passed Bowness on Solway also 5 Arctic skuas , a Little Gull and c100 Common Scoter
  • 23-Apr: A total of 130 Whimbrel between Siddick & Silloth
  • 17-Apr: 2 Whimbrel 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:

Talk and AGM
Fri 4 October 2019 7:30pm

A celebration of 30 years of CBC plus 'The Dotterel and other Cumbrian birds - my journey' - John Callion

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