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.

17th Oct

A cloudy day with a fresh SW breeze resulted in some good numbers of seabirds offshore but the lack of migrants on the land continues. Over four hours of seawatching produced two Eider, ten Red-throated Divers, 1157 Gannets, 1882 Kittiwakes, three Little Gulls, 17 Mediterranean Gulls, 151 Sandwich Terns, a Great Skua, six Arctic Skuas and 156 auks species. Two first-winter Caspian Gull were feeding along the tideline. Around 20 Chiffchaffs, eight Bramblings and 25 Siskins were the only birds of note on the land.

Two Porpoises and two Grey Seals were feeding offshore.