Bardsey Bird and Field Observatory

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Bardsey Bird and Field Observatory is a bird observatory on Bardsey Island, off the Welsh coast.

It was founded in 1953 by a group of ornithologists from the West Midland Bird Club (still represented on the observatory's management committee[1]), the West Wales Field Society, and local people. The West Midlands Bird club not only saw a possibility for a new bird observatory, but an opportunity for studying the complex ecology of a small island.

BBFO is one of two fully accredited observatory in Wales and is 1 of 19 accredited bird observatories around the coast of the UK and Ireland (see the Bird Observatories Council).

Bardsey Island or Ynys Enlli is of great conservation importance and carries the following list of national and international designations: National Nature Reserve [NNR], Site of Special Scientific Interest [SSSI], Special Protection Area [SPA], Environmentally Sensitive Area [ESA], Llyn Peninsula Heritage Coast, Llyn Peninsula Special Area of Conservation [SAC], Area of Outstanding National Beauty.

Bardsey Bird Observatory and Field Centre is a registered charity.

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  1. ^ "West Midland Bird Club: Bardsey Bird and Field Observatory". West Midland Bird Club. 2008-05-27. Archived from the original on 2011-04-30. Retrieved 2008-12-21. 

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