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.

25th July

A dank, dreary morning produced 420 Swifts, 33 Sand Martins and 36 Swallows  heading mainly east. The bushes were almost devoid of migrants but a Great Spotted Woodpecker was seen.

A Common Pipistrelle was flying around the Observatory and a Grey Seal was feeding offshore.

The highlight on the moth front was a superb  Dark Crimson Underwing caught by a holidaying moth-er on the Point overnight.

Dark Crimson Underwing Catocala sponsa   Dungeness   26th July 2021