Bird observatory

Information boards at Broome Bird Observatory, Western Australia

A bird observatory is a centre for the study of bird migration and bird populations. They are usually focused on local birds, but may also include interest in far-flung areas. Most bird observatories are small operations with a limited staff, many volunteers and a not-for-profit educational status. Many bird observatories conduct bird ringing or bird banding (term in the United States).



Britain and IrelandEdit

The United Kingdom's first bird observatory was established in 1933 by Ronald Lockley in the Welsh island of Skokholm. This is a list of members of the Bird Observatories Council of Britain and Ireland.[1]


Observatories belonging to the Canadian Migration Monitoring Network:

  • Holiday Beach Migration Observatory
  • Rocky Point Bird Observatory
  • Vaseux Lake Bird Observatory
  • Mackenzie, British Columbia|Mackenzie Nature Observatory (
  • Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory
  • Beaverhill Bird Observatory
  • Inglewood Bird Sanctuary
  • Last Mountain Bird Observatory
  • Delta Marsh Bird Observatory
  • Thunder Cape Bird Observatory
  • Whitefish Point Bird Observatory
  • Long Point Bird Observatory
  • Haldimand County, Ontario|Haldimand Bird Observatory
  • Toronto Bird Observatory
  • Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory
  • Innis Point Bird Observatory
  • Observatoire d'oiseaux de Tadoussac
  • Point Lepreau
  • Brier Island Bird Migration Research Station
  • Atlantic Bird Observatory
  • Gros Morne National Migration Monitoring Station
  • Bruce Peninsula Bird Observatory
  • St. Andrews Banding Station
  • McGill Bird Observatory / Observatoire d'Oiseaux de McGill

Costa RicaEdit

Czech RepublicEdit








  • Falsterbo Bird Observatory[3]


United StatesEdit


  1. ^ "About". Bird Observatories Council. Retrieved 13 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Alderney becomes Britain's 20th Bird Observatory". Birds on the edge. Retrieved 13 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Falsterbo Bird Observatory". Falsterbo Bird Show. Retrieved 13 May 2020.

External linksEdit