North Ronaldsay Bird Observatory & Guest House   

Book now for 2014

We are now taking bookings for the 2014 season with guest house, hostel and camping accommodation available. Visit us in the spring to witness the northbound migration of a vast variety of bird species as breeding seabirds, wildfowl and waders settle down to nest. In the summer months Storm Petrel ringing sessions take place regularly and are one of the highlights of a busy year. The autumn can be an exciting time when anything can and often does happen! Fantastic 'falls' of landbirds can occur and the Island has an imprssive reputation for rarities- Short-billed Dowitcher, Brown Shrike and Red-flanked Bluetail were just 3 of a long list of highlights from last year-and who could forget the WALRUS! Book your place now for Northern Isles birding at its very best.

2012 Bird Report

The latest North Ronaldsay Bird Report is now available. Click the image below for more details.

NRBO was established in 1987 to study and record the migrant birds that pass through Orkney's most northerly island each year. The number and variety of birds that arrive here on migration in Spring and Autumn can be spectacular, and North Ronaldsay is well-known as one of the best birdwatching sites in the country. The observatory also provides a variety of comfortable accommodation, including guest house, hostel and camping area, for visitors to the island.

See booking information and 2014 rates here.

NEW:Seasonal Volunteer wanted for 2014. see Job/volunteer vacancies (right)for more

North Ronaldsay Bird Observatory, Twingness, North Ronaldsay, Orkney, KW17 2BE,

Tel: 01857633200


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2014 Rates

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Getting to North Ronaldsay

Friends of NRBO

NEW North Ronaldsay Bird Report

NEW Observatory Shop

About North Ronaldsay

 North Ronaldsay: a short introduction

Island Habitats


The North Ronaldsay Birding Year

Rarities on North Ronaldsay

Ringing on North Ronaldsay

NEW Birding Articles


Rarity Gallery

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