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 accepting booking at the Observatory. 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'. However, we would request that you continue to observe safe practises and sanitiser and spray will continue to be provided to clean down the handles and closures in the hide after you have used it.

Please forward any Dungeness recording area records to the Warden.
You can still support the Obs by using Give as you Live or Amazon Smile when shopping online.

9th Oct


The highlight of the day was the catching of a Yellow-browed Warbler in the moat in the morning with a second bird also present in the trapping area. There were fewer grounded migrants in the area today but they still included two Firecrests, 30 Chiffchaffs, 16 Blackcap, three Ring Ouzels, 17 Redwings, 50 Robins and a Pheasant was an unlikely the first of the year here. There was also a bit of overhead movement with two White-fronted Goose, 22 Skylark, two Fieldfares, five Mistle Thrush, 30 Tree Sparrows, a late Yellow Wagtail, six Bramblings, 50 Siskins. three Redpolls and 50 Reed Buntings.
There was limited watchng of the sea but an Arctic Skua and 12 Mediterranean Gulls were seen.
Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus    Dungeness   9th October 2016
Two Porpoises were feeding offshore.

Two Pearly Underwings were also trapped overnight.