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.
One of our Grey Wagtails ringed in autumn 2013 is now a nesting female at Botton Mill, upper Hindburndale - further to the east than we expected migrants ringed on an autumnal NW to SE heading to be ending up