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.

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.

25th Feb

At least one of the regular Iceland Gulls was seen at the Patch again and two first-winter Caspian Gulls were also seen. One of these was a new colour-ringed bird (yellow with black code X309) whilst the second bird was the same as the bird seen yesterday. This bird is also particularly interesting as analysis of photographs by Dante Shepherd show that it was also seen by him at the Thames Barrier on 14th February 2017. A second-winter Yellow-legged Gull was also seen.