Data Protection

At Dungeness Bird Observatory we take security of your data very seriously. The data we hold is kept securely on a password protected device and we never pass on any information to a third party. For more information please read our Data Policy available here.

Corona Virus Update

We are very pleased to be planning on opening the Observatory to visitors with numbers being limited because of shared facilities. In order to keep staff and visitors as safe as possible, we will be requesting that you take a Lateral Flow Test (provided) before you first come in. The hides will be open for 'Friends of DBOT' from May 18th. However, The 'Rule of 6' applies and face coverings are still mandatory in the hides. Sanitiser and spray will be provided to clean down the handles and closures in the hide after you have used it.

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Thank You for your understanding in these difficult times.
The Trustees.

1st January 2016

A Happy New Year to all our readers.

A fine morning with light winds deteriorated through the day with winds increasing and some rain by dark. Nearly five hours of seawatching produced six Shoveler, 48 Teal, two Eiders, 197 Red-throated Divers, two Great Skuas, seven Mediterranean Gulls, five Little Gulls and 320 Kittiwakes all west and another 75 Brent Geese moving east. 
The first-winter Caspian Gull saw the New Year in at the fishing boats where an adult Yellow-legged Gull was also present.
Limited coverage of the trapping area produced a Snipe, two Firecrests and three Chiffchaffs.