With plans for the development of the bird observatory and field centre accomodation at the Nunnery verging on becoming a reality, and with the summer seabird season well and truly upon us life at the ABO is that wonderful combination of totally hectic and tantalisingly tranquil that only Alderney can provide.
Another major milestone was reached on the 15th June when the the Alderney Bird Observatory won the top prize in the 2017 Bailiwick of Guernsey Insurance Corporation Conservation Awards. This the most prestigious award for nature conservation in the Channel Islands recognised the the ABO as a ‘project which aspires to be the newest and most southerly observatory in the British Isles’ and awarded the £1500 which will be spent on the purchase of vital bird-ringing equipment including replacement ringing nets, poles and rings.
Become a Founder Member and help establish the ABO
ABO is fortunate to be based in ‘The Nunnery’, the oldest standing building in the Channel Islands and the best preserved Roman small fort in the British Isles. Being of huge historic importance, the plan is to develop it into a publically accessible heritage site for the benefit of Alderney, which will also house the ABO and Field Centre.
We are running two membership schemes – the Ordinary Member scheme and we are inviting people to be part of this exciting new venture by joining as a Founder Member to help firmly establish the observatory. John Horton, who as warden will be heading the development of both ABO and the Field Centre, has generously agreed to undertake the warden’s role in a voluntary capacity for the first two years to get the project up and running.
Become a MEMBER and help shape ABO’s future.
Please consider making a donation to support the ABO or why not become a MEMBER and help shape its future.