Welcome to Manx BirdLife

Kittiwakes - Maughold - June 2008. Photo: Pat Cullen

Welcome to Manx BirdLife’s website. Manx BirdLife is a charity based in Laxey in the Isle of Man. It works to conserve the Isle of Man’s wild birds and their habitats through advocacy and by raising public awareness of conservation issues.  We base our work on sound scientific research and actively seek partnerships to better achieve conservation goals.

To send us any observations of birds on the Isle of Man, please click on the ‘Your Sightings’ box on the right of this page.

To contact Manx BirdLife, click on CONTACTS at the top of the screen. Click on RECENT REPORTS for recent Manx bird observations. Please join the Manx BirdLife mailing list - just enter your Name and Email address in the boxes at the right of the page.

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Manx bird sightings, week ending 20th April 2014

Full details of birds seen on the Isle of Man during this week will be added shortly.

Thanks for all the observations and photos sent in.  Please continue to send in your observations and photographs using this form.

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Isle of Man bird reports for week ending 13th April 2014

For full details of the week’s sightings, please click here. They can also be seen by clicking on ‘RECENT REPORTS’ at the top of the screen, go down to ‘April’, then clicking on ‘13th’.

The total number of species reported in 2014 by the end of this week was 123. Two species were reported for the first time in 2014 during this week: Arctic Tern and Woodpigeon.  See here for the full list of what has been reported. If you see a species that has not yet been reported this year, please do tell us about it using the usual form.

Thanks for all the observations and photos sent in.  Please continue to send in your observations and photographs using this form.

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Week ending 6th April 2014 – bird sightings from around the Isle of Man

For full details of the week’s sightings, please click here. They can also be seen by clicking on ‘RECENT REPORTS’ at the top of the screen, go down to ‘April’, then clicking on ‘6th’.

The total number of species reported in 2014 by the end of this week was 121. Two species were reported for the first time in 2014 during this week: House Martin and Willow Warbler.  See here for the full list of what has been reported. If you see a species that has not yet been reported this year, please do tell us about it using the usual form.

Thanks for all the observations and photos sent in.  Please continue to send in your observations and photographs using this form.

 

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Calf of Man webpage updated

The observatory is located in the old farmhouse, in the centre of the island

The observatory is located in the old farmhouse, in the centre of the island

The Calf of Man webpage on this website has now been updated.

Management and visitor information has been brought up to date, with links added to the new online accommodation booking website.

A link has been added to the Manx Government’s iMuseum, through which it is possible to access copies of the Calf of Man Bird Observatory reports from 1959 to 1966 and from 1968 to 2006.

Lastly a link to a fascinating short film clip of Einar and Dido Brun from 1959 has been included.

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Manx bird sightings for week ending 30th March 2014

For full details of the week’s sightings, please click here. They can also be seen by clicking on ‘RECENT REPORTS’ at the top of the screen, go down to ‘March’, then clicking on ‘30th’.

The total number of species reported in 2014 by the end of this week was 119. Five species were reported for the first time in 2014 during this week: Cuckoo, Iceland Gull, Sand Martin, Sandwich Tern and Swallow.  See here for the full list of what has been reported. If you see a species that has not yet been reported this year, please do tell us about it using the usual form.

Thank you to everyone who has sent in their observations. Please continue to send in your observations and photographs using this form.

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