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.

5th Aug

The day started fairly calm but more wind and rain arrived quickly and limited most of the observations to the sea. Even so, the sea was generally quiet with 5.5 hours of watching producing just 57 Common Scoters, 35 Knot, five Sanderling, a Dunlin, 53 Kittiwakes, a juvenile Yellow-legged Gull, 126 Common Terns, ten Arctic Terns and three Arctic Skua. A Green Sandpiper also flew over the Observatory at 0100hrs.

Five Porpoises and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

The moth traps were surprisingly busy overnight with the highlight of our fifth record of Gypsy Moth and also a Red Underwing of note.

Gypsy Moth Lymantria dispar   Dungeness   5th August 2023

Red Underwing Catocala nupta   Dungeness   5th August 2023