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After 60 very succesful years Bardsey Bird & Field Observatory's vision is to continue to contribute to UK and internationaly significant research and remain a central part of island life for many years to come. We believe that monitoring the ecology and bird life of Bardsey has an important role in assisting national organisations such as the British Trust for Ornithology and RSPB to track and predict changes in bird populations.


The Observatory provides accommodation to visitors from April to October each year, as well as enabling volunteers and students to learn more about ornithology, bird ringing, ecology and monitoring wildlife.


We currently spend about £50,000 a year running the Observatory but should be spending more than this to improve salaries for our hard-working staff and invest in the Observatory building. At present income from staying visitors and a small amount of grant money struggle to cover our current costs, let alone spend more. In order to keep the Observatory operating at its current level - of scientific work and comfort for visitors - we need to raise more funds.

Ways to support our work

Cheque or Cash Donations

The Observatory welcomes donations by cheque or cash. These can be made payable to: Bardsey Bird and Field Observaoty and sent to Dianne Charles, 2, Regent Close, Edgbaston, BIRMINGHAM B5 7PL.


To make it possible for us to thank you and keep you updated on the work of the Observatory download the donation form here. Remember to complete the gift aid section to help the Observatory make the most from your donation.

Online Donations

You can donate online now by following one of the links below to use one of our online donation portals. If you wish you can even set up a Standing Order, supporting the Observatory on a regular basis.


If you donate or purchase from this website please consider completing the GiftAid form here so that we can maximise the value of your donation.

Donation Form

"It was lovely living island life for a week, away from technology and able to fully immerse myself in nature."

Jenny Donelan


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