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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.

Please forward any Dungeness recording area records to the Warden.
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Thank You for your understanding in these difficult times.
The Trustees.

19th Jan

There were huge numbers of gulls at the Patch again today but still no real change with the two Iceland Gulls and also two Mediterranean Gulls still present. The first hour of daylight saw over 100 Red-throated Divers, a Great Skua and 500 auks move east.
The most significant records today though involved two flocks of White-fronted Geese totaling 146 birds which flew over the area.
Four Goldcrests were seen in the trapping area.

The Observatory has recently published its Annual Report for 2015. In addition to the usual contents it also contains accounts of the first British record of Acadian Flycatcher and the discovery of breeding populations of Tree Crickets and Sickle-bearing Bush Crickets. It is excellent value at just £8 (£1.25 for postage).