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.

31st Oct

A day of oddities rather than large numbers (except for 1000 Goldfinches) and the Shore Lark still present on the beach at the fishing boats. The oddities included a Woodcock, a Little Owl in the trapping area, a Dartford Warbler in the Desert, 15 Firecrests and flyover Bearded Tit, Twite (two), and Lapland Bunting.





Shore Lark Eremophila alpestris   Dungeness   31st October 2019
A Grey Seal was seen offshore.

A late Hummingbird Hawkmoth was seen at the Lighthouse Garden.

Finally, today saw the end of two seasons work by Jacques Turner-Moss as Assistant Warden. A big thank-you to Jacques for all the hard work he has put in collecting data and ringing birds for the Observatory, helping to welcome guests and day visitors, sharing the Observatory work with them and representing the Observatory in many other ways.