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.

18th July

As the heat continues to rise birding was hard work today but 445 Sand Martins, 14 Swallows, 36 Yellow Wagtails and a Crossbill flew over. Five Mediterranean Gull flew west offshore.

Three Grey Seals were feeding offshore.

Moth trapping provided plenty of interest with another Dark Crimson Underwing, (a second individual was found at Southview Cottage), a Beautiful Marbled and two Channel Islands Pugs, and also the micro Lyonetia clarkella.

Dark Crimson Underwing Catocala sponsa   Duungeness   18th July 2022

Beautiful Marbled Eublema purpurina   Dungeness   18th July 2022

A Lesser Emperor was seen on the northern Long Pit.

Tree Crickets were singing in the Trapping Area and six nymph Sickle-bearing Bush-crickets were also seen. A mid-stage nymph Large Conehead was also found.

Large Conehead Ruspolia nitidula   nymph   Dungeness   18th July 2022
Not sure whether this is brown because it is a nymph or will mature into a brown adult.