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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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1st Feb

Seawatch Hide (08:30 to 09:30): 3 Shelduck (W), 5 Common Scoter (E), 112 Red-throated Diver (107E/5W), 10 Great Crested Grebe (6E/2W/2os), 81 Gannet (E), 56 Kittiwake (W), 1 Mediterranean Gull (E), 1 Great Skua (E), 113 Guillemot (E), 65 Razorbill (E) and 884 Auk sp. (E)

1 Grey Seal, 2 Harbour Porpoise per MC

Dungeness Point: Black Redstart still present by Seawatch Hide

RSPB Reserve: Dark-bellied Brent Goose at Boulderwall Farm, 2 Great White Egrets noted here too. 4 Cattle Egret still present at Cockles Bridge. A single Water Pipit was also reported at Hookers Pit. In addition a late report of 31 White-fronted Geese on the Reserve for yesterday.