Bloomin’ Alderney 3rd – 9th June 2024:
ABO are delighted to support this spectacular island initiative. We will be giving a talk on how you can make your garden more attractive to birds. Day & venue tbc
ABO spring guided walk – 4th May 2024:
ABO guided walk across Longis Common, starting at Nunnery car park & ending at Wells House for refreshments
Annual Bird Race 27/28th April 2024:
Put together a team & have a chance at the trophy
Bailiwick Garden Birdwatch 22 – 26th April 2024:
more details to follow
ABO annual review – 24th Jan 2024:
Annual review of the tremendous achievements of the ABO over the previous 12 months.
Jersey Coastal Path walk – 12 – 18th October 2023:
ABO chairman Helen McGregor will be circumnavigating the beautiful island of Jersey. Accompanied by her labrador Blaize Helen will be walking the 48miles of the coast path. Please consider sponsoring her: https://gofund.me/31763052
ABO guided walk – leaving Nunnery car park 3pm Sunday Sept 10 2023
Spending approximately an hour and a half birdwatching, learning about bird migration and hoping to see some of the huge variety of species that pass through our islands each autumn.
The walk will conclude with tea & cakes in Wells House courtyard.
The walk is free for members. It will be possible to join the ABO on the day of course. Non-members will be asked to make a donation
ABO stall on Cavalcade day 7 August 2023
The Bird Observatory were selling a selection of items on our stall on Alderney Cavalcade Day. In addition we were distributing our new leaflets which emphasise our scientific research work.
We were also giving advanced notice of our Members’ Walk on September 10th ~ 3pm from Nunnery car park
Discovering Moths 6 August 2023
It’s not every day that 50+ people turn up to watch the Observatory moth trap species being recorded. It is very rewarding for all of our team to see so much interest in our research work. Thanks to everyone who attended, it was wonderful to see so many people discovering the world of moths, and hearing about them from Assistant Warden Matt Scragg and ABO trainee Suzy Jarrett. Special thanks to the ABO engine room and catering department who went into bacon sandwich overdrive! Our next public event is the autumn bird watching walk on Sunday 10th September.
Helen’s Sponsored Walk
Our Chairman, Helen McGregor and her Labrador Blaize have walked from Fort William to Inverness. A big well done to Helen who completed the 78 miles having just broken her wrist a few days beforehand.