Fair Isle Bird Observatory & Guesthouse

The warden and administrator

The Fair Isle Bird Observatory team is headed by David Parnaby (Warden) and his wife Susannah (Administrator). They have lived on Fair Isle with their family (Grace and Freyja) since February 2011.

The Parnaby family (David & Susannah with Grace and Freyja), May 2014. © Dave Wheeler

Wardening team 2016

In 2016, David is again joined by Assistant Wardens Ciaran Hatsell and Lee Gregory.

The 2016 wardening team at the start of the season: Lee Gregory, David Parnaby and Ciaran Hatsell, May 2016. © FIBO
The 2015 wardening team: David Parnaby (Warden), Ciaran Hatsell (Senior Assistant Warden), Lee Gregory (Assistant Warden) and Chris Dodd (Ranger), April 2015. © FIBO

Other members of the team

The 2016 team are a happy bunch! Clockwise from back left: Ciaran (Assistant Warden), Lee (Assistant Warden), Susannah (Administrator), David (Warden), Alice (Childcarer), Inessa (Domestic assistant), Terri (Domestic Assistant), Michael (Assistant Cook), Orlando (Cook), Chris (Ranger). © FIBO