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.

1st Feb

Seawatching produced 55 Brent Geese, 600 Guillemots and 61 Red-throated Divers while five Sanderlings, a Mediterranean Gull and two first-winter Caspian Gulls were on the beach. Two Ravens flew over the Observatory and a Chiffchaff and a Siskin were seen in the Trapping Area.

A Porpoise was seen offshore.

Three Mediterranean Stick-insects were still surviving in the Observatory Garden and a few Firebugs were also seen.