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.

9th July

A quiet day in the recording area today with a few Swifts, two Yellow Wagtails and a single Grey Wagtail noted over the Observatory this morning and nine Black Redstarts were seen around the Power Station compound. A single Whimbrel was also seen on the point this evening.

Four Sussex Emeralds were the best from the Moth Trap. 

Weasel was seen around the rabbit warren between West Beach and Lloyds.

In other news, the shieldbug found on the reserve has been identified as Geotomus petiti a new species for Britain! More on this to follow.