(Winners and runners up of this years Bailwick of Guernsey Insurance Corporation Conservation Awards.  The ABO first prize was accepted by Catherine Hanlon, with Richmond and Margaret Austin and ABO Committee Member Tim Earl.  Claire Thorpe of the AWT collected the best educational prize for Alderney’s Track a Gannet Project at the same time.)

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.