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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.

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

20th Oct

The highlight of the morning was the catching of a Yellow-browed Warbler in the moat while other grounded migrants included 20 Chiffchaffs , two Firecrests, 15 Goldcrests, a Ring Ouzel, 15 Blackbirds and a Bullfinch. There were a good number of birds passing overhead as well with 430 Stock Doves, a Wood Lark, 3000 Starlings, three Grey Wagtails, five Rock Pipits, three Bramblings, 11 Redpolls, 28 Siskin and 50 Reed Buntings of note.


Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus   Dungeness   20th October 2019
The Sabine's Gull was feeding  at the Patch and the regular colour-ringed Caspian Gull was roosting on the Point again. Around 30 Mediterranean Gulls and eight Arctic Skuas were loitering offshore.