Fair Isle Bird Observatory & Guesthouse


More species of bird have been recorded on Fair Isle than on any other piece of land of the same size in the British Isles. Almost anything can turn up at any time and often does. It is one of the magical things about the place that you don’t know what is around the corner, or what will fly past next and the tales of finding rarities are legion.

Birding calendar

Fair Isle bird list

Bird migration & ringing

Fair Isle Migration Project


Storm Petrel studies 2019

Fair Isle Wren

Fair Isle additions to the British and Scottish Lists

Wheatear studies

Starling studies

Download the latest published Fair Isle bird checklist (pdf).