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.

Corona Virus Update

We are glad to say that the Observatory is now clear and visitors are very welcome. We are very pleased to be accepting bookings at the Observatory. In order to keep staff and visitors as safe as possible, we may request that you take a Lateral Flow Test (provided) before you first come in. The hides will be open for 'Friends of DBOT'. However, we would request that you continue to observe safe practises and sanitiser and spray will continue to be provided to clean down the handles and closures in the hide after you have used it.

Please forward any Dungeness recording area records to the Warden.
You can still support the Obs by using Give as you Live or Amazon Smile when shopping online.

Friends of DBO

The Observatory operates as an independent charity, dependant on subscriptions, gifts and donations. There are several ways you can support the Observatory:
  • Use Giveasyoulive when shopping online - there are over 4,000 stores that donate to your chosen charity when you shop or you can just donate using the button on the sightings page. To join just click on this link and follow the onscreen directions. 
  • Purchase any of our  good quality goods as shown in the Our Shop tab. If you want any advice or to order, either visit the Observatory or contact the Warden:
  • Become a 'Friend of Dungeness Bird Observatory'
If you have any queries or questions, please contact our Recruitment Officer: Ray O'Reilly, and he will be pleased to help you. 

Becoming a Friend costs £15.00 a year, payable on January 1st and entitles you  to an annual Report, access to the two sea-watch hides on the beach, and reduced accommodation charges if you stay at the Observatory. You are also welcome to make a cup of tea or coffee when visiting the Observatory building. 
There are several ways of subscribing but PLEASE NOTE that you will need to print and fill out a SUBSCRIPTION form and a GIFT AID form and hand to the Warden or send to the Observatory or Membership Secretary (address below) : 
or you can use these online forms  
  • You can hand the form with cash to the Warden
  • You can send a cheque, made out to Dungeness Bird Observatory Trust, or postal order to the Membership Secretary, 
  • You can set up a Standing Order,
  • You can pay with a Bank Transfer or 
  • You can use PayPal
Membership Secretary
Mr. M. Bailey, 14, Anne Roper Close, Littlestone, New Romney, Kent. TN28 8UA

Bank Details: Lloyds Bank, Account Name: Dungeness Bird Observatory Trust, Sort Code: 30-91-60 Account Number: 04122385. Please make sure your name is in the Reference so we can identify your payment.

PayPal: Click on the logo to donate. Please make sure that your name and address is visible to us so we can send you your reports etc.