Fair Isle Bird Observatory & Guesthouse

Fair Isle Bird Observatory reports

The Observatory's Annual Report documents the events of the birding year with a review of the year, systematic list of all the birds recorded, along with articles, a ringing summary and details of seabird numbers, trends and breeding success.

Annual reports
FIBO Bulletins and Annual Reports at the SOC. © Ian Andrews

During 1951-67, FIBO produced a Bulletin (essentially for Friends of Fair Isle) and from, 1948, a more formal Report. These were combined into one annual Report from 1968.

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Annual Reports

Annual Reports have been produced each year since 1948. Pdf files of back issue can be downloaded below. The latest editions can be purchased from the Observatory (and from this website).

1948-1959
1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955-6 1957 1958 1959
1960-1969
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970-1979
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980-1989
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990-1999
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000-2010
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009-10
2011-2012
2011 2012                                                                                

Past reports (up to 4-5 years ago) can also be searched for species in selected years using a free service offered on the SOC's website: Scottish Bird Report Online

FIBO Bulletins

Bulletins were produced between 1950 and 1967 essentially to keep Friends of Fair Isle updated with events on the island. Pdf files can be downloaded below:

1950
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Volume 1 - 1951-53
1(1) 1951 1(2) 1951 1(3) 1951 1(4) 1951 1(5) 1951 1(6) 1951
1(7) 1952 1(8) 1952 1(9) 1953 1(10) 1953 1(11) 1953 1(12) 1953
Volume 2 - 1953-55
2(1) Dec 1953 2(2) Feb 1954 2(3) Apr 1954 2(4) Aug 1954 2(5) Dec 1954 2(6) Mar 1955 2(7) May 1955
Volume 3 - 1956-57
3(1) Jan 1956 3(2) May 1956 3(3) Feb 1957 3(4) Dec 1957
Volume 4 - 1958-62
4(1) Dec 1958 4(2) Jun 1959 4(3) Dec 1959 4(4) Jun 1960 4(5) Dec 1960 4(6) Jun 1961 4(7) Dec 1961 4(8) Jun 1962
Volume 5 - 1962-67
5(1) Jan 1962 5(2) Jun 1963 5(3) Oct 1963 5(4) Dec 1964 5(5) Apr 1966 5(6) Dec 1966 5(7) Dec 1967

FoFI Newsletters

Newsletters for Friends of Fair Isle date from 1986. Some pdf files can be downloaded below:

1986-1993
1 1986 3 1988 4 1989 5 1989 6 1990 7 1990 8 1991 9 1991 10 1993
1994-1998
1999-2001
11 1994 12 1994 13 1995 15 1995 16 1996 17 1997 18 1997 19 1998
20 1999 21 1999 22 2000 23 2001