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.
Had a trawl around part of SD46 for the LDBWS January survey. Just very common species but of note were:
Snipe - 11 on the heliport
Linnet - 4 on the heliport
A lot of House Sparrows detected in 1.5hrs - 64.