Copeland Bird Observatory - Weekend Visits

Copeland Bird Observatory is open and currently taking bookings for Spring 2019 weekend stays. 

The observatory is open to all visitors whether your interests are in birds, ringing, moths, marine life, wildflowers, practical conservation, photography or perhaps you just want to kick back and enjoy island life.CBO have some weekend specials this year which include a photographers weekend and island breeding bird survey weekend this spring and moth and Manx Shearwater specials to come later in the year.  

Weekend trips begin with a Friday 6pm boat departure from Donaghadee Harbour, returning to Donaghadee around 16.45 on Sunday afternoon.
There is more information on the facilities, what to bring and the island & observatory itself on the website -

Current weekends include:

12-14 April
19-21 April

26-28 April – Photographers weekend
3-5 May

10-12 May – Fully booked
17-19 May - Island breeding bird survey weekend

24-26 May -  Fully booked
31 May- 2 June

Spaces are filling fast, so please book now to avoid disappointment. Summer and autumn weekends to be advertised at a later date. For more information and to book, please

If you are unable to visit but would like to support the Observatory, why not become a member!

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