Birds that occur in northern England are diverse and include some of the rarest species in Britain such as the Bittern and Bearded tit. Volunteers from many organiaztions often working in conjunction with The British Trust for Ornithology or/and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds help to keep detailed data about the success or other wise of birds that occur in the country. These voluntary clubs are key links in the chain of data and without them information on species would be much diminished.
One such club have a web site that I recommend readers to visit. It is the site of the Lancaster and District Bird Watching Society. Their recording area is based around the Internationally important Morecambe Bay in north Lancashire and also south Cumbria all situated in the north of England. It includes a wide variety of habitat from the low lying farmland around Cockerham in the south, to the high fells of Bowland in the east and the Arnside/Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the north. The region also includes the famous Leighton Moss and Morecambe Bay R.S.P.B.Reserve.
Members of the Society receive an annual report, winter programmes, a news letter and programmes of summer events. You can join the Society by visiting the site at www.lancasterbirdwatching.org.uk.
This excellent site is designed by Andrew McCafferty and has banners which includes Bird News, Checklist,Publications,Site Guide, Atlas, Surveys and Links.There is information about field trips. There are excellent photographs.
For keen bird watchers sightings may be submitted and if you have any relevant news on the subject of the birding in this region it can be submitted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I recommend this site to all bird watchers it is well worth the visit.