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.

Local weather


The Observatory can accommodate up to 9 people in two dormitories, you need to bring your own sleeping bags and it is self-catering. As well as Birdwatchers, we welcome people from many areas of interest including Moths, Butterflies, Bugs and Beetles or just a general interest in Nature and the local environment. Please forward any Dungeness recording area records to the Warden.
You can still support the Obs by using Give as you Live when shopping online.

14th July

Five Yellow Wagtails which flew south this morning and up to three Mediterranean Gulls at the Patch were the highlights of a quiet day.

Two Common Pipistrelle bats were feeding around the Observatory this evening.

The moth traps were quite busy again this morning with the pyralid Acrobasis repandana and seven Sussex Emeralds being the best on offer.

More checking for orthoptera produced another early-instar nymph Sickle-bearing Bush-cricket