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December 2019
More local observations.

Catch up with our December Report!




November 2019
Daily observations ceased at MSBO in late October although an onshore November gale on 11th coupled with casual observations at the Laggan and interesting reports from local folk and visiting birders helped to shape a respectable November Report.

Catch up with our November Report!




October 2019
October is a month of change, darker nights, cooler temperatures and migrants. It is thrilling to hear the increasing number of geese flying overhead calling to one another. This is a time when the strange and unusal can turn up. Keep your eyes peeled, you never know.

To find out more, see the October Report!


September 2019
Due to technical difficulties the site was not updated for a few months. We are now    back on track and the reports have been updated. Please visit our reports section to catch up on what has been seen in the area.
For September it is noticable the amount of geese flying over the farmland and feeding in the waterlogged fields.

To find out more, see the September Report!






May 2019
Early May was dominated by cold northerly winds then high pressure arrived mid-month creating a rather hazy seascape; the north wind persisted and conditions resulted in a dearth of birds over the sea for most of the month. However, a WNW force 5 - 6 on 26th provided a decent window for quality seawatching.

Read about developments in the May Report!






April 2019
The Spring has arrived and an influx of migrants are arriving daily. It is so good to hear Wilow Warbler and Blackcap again. We have also had a few rarities turning up too.

Read the details in our April Report!






March 2019
The observatory is getting ready for another exciting year of research and discovery with the appointment of 2 new volunteer wardens to the team. David Millward and Jo Goudie bring an essential range of skills and interests that will indubitably augment many on-going studies at the MSBO. Aso news on the loss of one of the area's habitats.

Find out more with our March Report!