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.

16th Apr

Another day with an easterly trickle of birds offshore but very little on the land. Over fours of seawatching produced five Shelduck, four Velvet Scoters, 140 Common Scoters, a flock of three Black-necked Grebes, three Whimbrel, 250 "commic" Terns, two Arctic Skuas and a Great Skua and also a Hooded Crow which came in. The highlights on the land were two male Pheasants, a Tree Sparrow and a Yellow Wagtail.