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.

14th June

A strong WxSW wind blew through the night and for much of the day and resulted in a surprisingly good movement of Manx Shearwaters with 298 passing west during the morning. Other bits on the sea included three Mediterranean Gulls and an Arctic Skua of note. Very quiet on the land with just a Cuckoo of interest.

The highlight on the mammal front was a Grey Squirrel seen in the trapping area  More typically, four Porpoise and a Grey Seal were feeding offshore.

Two Norfolk Hawker dragonflies and a Holly Blue butterfly were seen in the Trapping Area.