About

Alderney Bird Observatory Ltd.
A Channel Islands Registered Company & Charity no. CH624

Board of Directors
Helen McGregor  Chairman
Neil Harvey   Company Secretary and Finance
Hilary Partridge  Membership  Secretary
Norma Paris  Marketing

John Horton 
Alderney  Bird  Warden and  Official Alderney Bird Recorder

The Board is assisted by
Tim Earl Public Relations
Rod Paris Website Manager

Patron
Dame Mary Perkins Co-founder of Specsavers

Major Sponsors
Zeiss
Naturetrek
Merlin Ringing Supplies
Highland Titles

Contact
John Horton ABO warden
Mail:   La Rocquaine, Vert Courtil, Alderney GY9 3UZ
Email: abo.warden@outlook.com
Tel:     01481 822954
Mob:   07815 549191

History
Alderney Bird Observatory was launched in 2016.  It is the newest bird observatory in the British Isles and the most southerly.  It is dedicated to a program of monitoring and researching bird migration never before attempted in Alderney. In February 2019 we were awarded full accreditation status by the British Bird Observatories Council, proudly becoming the British Isles’ 20th Bird observatory.

Functions
– To monitor, record and research the bird population of Alderney including its seabirds and seasonal migrants
– To encourage the education of the Island residents, children and visitors in the importance of avian ecology
– To report our research statistics and findings to academic groups monitoring climate change

– To advise policy makers on Alderney on matters that affect the avian population
– To encourage eco tourism in Alderney, thereby assisting the island’s economy

 

Countryfile

Demonstrating ringing on the BBC Countryfile TV programme