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 glad to say that the Observatory is now clear and visitors are very welcome. We are very pleased to be accepting bookings at the Observatory. In order to keep staff and visitors as safe as possible, we may request that you take a Lateral Flow Test (provided) before you first come in. The hides will be open for 'Friends of DBOT'. However, we would request that you continue to observe safe practises and sanitiser and spray will continue to be provided to clean down the handles and closures in the hide after you have used it.

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4th Oct

Another breezy morning with heavy showers saw more seawatching and birds passing overhead but still very little in the way of grounded migrants. Over five hours of staring at the sea produced 500 Gannets, a first-year Little Gull, two Mediterranean Gulls, 407 Sandwich Terns, three Little Terns and 39 Arctic Skuas of  note. Two Wheatears were found near the Observatory but were almost the only migrants to be seen.

Four Porpoises and two Great Seals were feeding offshore.

A Clouded Yellow was seen in the Moat and a female Southern Oak Bush-cricket was found on the roof of one of the contractors vans having just driven in from Clacton. A nice example of how these things can move around the country.