Bird Observatory & Guesthouse
Please note that FIBO will be closed between 4 p.m. on Wednesday 25th January 2019 and 10 a.m. on Tuesday 26th February.
Welcome to the Fair Isle Bird Observatory and Guesthouse. We are proud of our long tradition of welcoming visitors to Fair Isle and of our continuous scientific research into seabirds and bird migration since 1948. The Observatory, built in 2010, offers 3-star accommodation for visitors to the island from April to October and houses a team of wardens, a Ranger (funded by SNH) and other staff. More ...
During the spring and autumn migration seasons, birds are censused daily and news is disseminated as promptly as possible. Updates on birds and the Observatory are regularly posted on Facebook and Twitter and on our Latest Sightings page.
Visitors come to Fair Isle for diverse reasons - birdings, walking, photography, archaeology, history, genealogy to name but a few. Many come back time after time. Best known for its bird migration studies and vagrant species from all points of the compass, the Observatory also offers the assistance of a resident Ranger to help you make the most of your visit. More ...