The observatory was set up in 1980. It involves ringing,'vis mig' counts (including seabirds) and general monitoring in the Heysham Nature reserve/power stations/harbour area. The statutory moth trap is in place and also a daily log for butterflies, dragonflies etc.
We share an office, kindly provided by EDF Energy, with the County Wildlife Trust. This is located next to the Nature Reserve car park. Do call in. Please leave sightings in the letterbox, ESPECIALLY 'fly-by' seabirds.
Friday, 5 June 2009
The 2008 report is available at the office (£2) or Leighton Moss (a bit more). Essential reading for all birders interested in migration. Insect section and an article on Twite plus the "how we found" etc. on the White-throated Sparrow