Bird bath ~ July 17, 2022

Bird bath ~ July 17, 2022

With the help of our work experience student Abbi Davies who is visiting from the UK we’ve set up a couple of these water stations for birds to visit during the heat wave. If you have a bird bath please keep it full and clean to assist the birds through this hot spell, and well done Abbi!
Photo by Matt Scragg


“Garden friendly” bird talk ~ June 11, 2022

“Garden friendly” bird talk ~ June 11, 2022

Great turnout this afternoon ( around 40 people) at the Paris residence for ABO Bird Warden John Horton’s talk about how to attract birds to your garden.

Thanks to everyone who attended and for your generous donations to the ABO. The tea and cakes were rather good too!


Bird friendly gardens ~ June 6, 2022

Bird friendly gardens ~ June 6, 2022

When Valongis House garden is open on Friday 10 June 2022, John Horton ~ Warden of the Alderney Bird Observatory ~ will give a talk on how to make your garden more bird friendly.

Join us at 2pm. Tea and cakes available for a small contribution to the ABO.


ALDERNEY TOUR on 28th April 2022

ALDERNEY TOUR on 28th April 2022

The next ‘After Dark Safari’ will be Thursday 28th April. Come out with Alderney Tours after dark to experience Alderney’s nocturnal wildlife, the chance to see the endearing ‘Blonde’ Hedgehogs also Bats and Barn Owls weather permitting.
Minibus collection from and return to your hotel included.
With Alderney’s leading hedgehog expert Susy Weir and Channel Islands leading Wildlife tour guide John Horton.
Unlike other tours searching for the blonde Hedgehog, our tour involves very little walking and you stay warm and dry! It’s educational and fun! Sound good? Then our ‘after dark safari’ is for you.

To book :Tel: 07815 549191, visit www.alderneytours.co.uk  or contact us via Alderney Tours Facebook page.
£10 per adult £7 under 16.
Pick-ups: 8.30 pm from the Braye Hotel, 8.35pm from the bottom of Victoria St, other locations by arrangement.


Sponsored walk ~ April 20, 2022

Sponsored walk ~ April 20, 2022

Helen walks the East Highland Way for ABO

ABO Chairman Helen McGregor’s sponsored climb of Ben Nevis last year– photo above – raised over £2,000 for the Alderney Bird Observatory.

This year she plans to walk 82 miles in 8 days. Starting in Fort William on Sat April 30th Helen hopes to be in Aviemore by Sat May 7th.

The Bird Observatory has been exceptionally successful in monitoring our migrating visitors which, in turn, brings us a substantial number of human visitors.

Despite being one of Alderney’s major economic enablers it currently receives no financial assistance from the States of Alderney. If you would like to support the Bird Observatory please sponsor Helen’s walk either by donating here or visit gofund.me/051a6531