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.

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.