5 years ago today news of Britain’s newest and most southerly bird Observatory was on the brink of making national headlines, we spent the day filming for BBC Countryfile with presenter Matt Baker. The program went out to over 9 million viewers putting Alderney on the birdwatchers map of the British Isles and giving tourism to Alderney a huge boost. We’ve come a long way since then and soon hope to release exciting plans about the ABO’s long term future! Book now to stay with us this autumn or next spring. Photo Matt Baker in the Bird Observatory kitchen ( pre- renovation) with Catherine Horton.