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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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9th Jan

A bright and sunny but cold day. There were lots of Red-throated Divers, 850 Gannets, 1100 Kittiwakes, 1900 auks and six Velvet Scoters offshore. Large numbers of gulls were feeding at the Patch with the Iceland Gull and five Caspian Gulls of note along with a Little Gull, two Mediterranean Gulls and a Yellow-legged Gull. Two Black Redstarts and the Grey Wagtail were seen around the power station again and a Chiffchaff was seen in the Trapping Area.