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Bird and Nature Reserves

 Haweswater - RSPB

Golden Eagle observation point.
Location: NY470108 - 1 1/4 miles from W end of Haweswater.
Admission: Free April - Agust.
Facilities: Observation point.
Telephone: 01931 713376
Features: Only pair of Golden Eagles in England. RSPB monitored observation point.

 St Bees Head - RSPB
Black Guillemot Seabird colony.
Location: NX962118 (car park) - Nr Whitehaven.
Road: B5345 S from Whitehaven.
Facilities: Cliff-top observation points.
Features: High sandstone cliffs provide nesting sites for auks including Black Guillemot (illustrated), Kittiwake, Fulmar and Raven.
 South Walney - Cumbria WT
Mudflats, salt marsh and dunes Bird Observatory on site..
Location: SD212623 - Walney Island, Barrow-in-Furness.
Facilities: Hides, trails and toilets (disabled access). S/C accommodation available at Bird Observatory
Admission: Permits required, available on site.
Telephone: 01229 471066
Features: Large gull colony with Herring, Lesser and Greater Black-backed gulls. Also home to Britain's southernmost Eider colony. Well positioned for sea and land passage birds, often producing something unusual.