Welcome to Spurn Bird Observatory


28 March 2022

Overcast start with sunny periods later and a light F2 south easterly. Watches: 0700-1000.

There was little diversity on the migrant front but some decent totals the best being the 11 Black Redstart (Sammys, sandy beaches, 5 southfield farm. 4 Point) plus 2 Wheatear, 10 Chiffchaff and 3 Goldcrest. The Cetti's Warbler at the Point was still pressnt and while thougtht to be last years bird, it...

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Spurn Research Day July 2022

We're excited to be launching a new event, the Spurn Research Day on Saturday 2nd July 2022. The event will start with a guided walk from the Little Tern Wardens to the colony and then several talks in the afternoon at Westmere Farm detailing research projects with a Spurn spin....

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Martin Garner Spurn Young Birder Competition

We along the BTO are once again on the lookout for the UK’s best young birders. This year’s Spurn Migration Festival (9th –11th September) will play host to the latest edition of the Martin Garner Spurn Young Birder event...

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Migfest Tickets are now on sale!

We're excited to launch the Migfest 2022 tickets for sale today!

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Observatory Work

Spurn Bird Observatory is Britain’s most exciting east coast birding location and has provided accommodation for nearly sixty years for thousands of people who enjoy watching birds and other wildlife.

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We can offer a fresh modern hostel-style accommodation for 13 guests. With impressive views over the Humber estuary, the Spurn Bird Observatory building is situated in Kilnsea, at the northern end of the Spurn Peninsula.

Our accommodation consists of three bedrooms upstairs, with three single beds in the back room and three single beds and one bunk bed in the two front rooms, one downstairs bedroom with two single beds, two bathrooms upstairs each with a toilet/washbasin and shower cubicle.

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Support us

As our membership base has grown particularly in recent years this has enabled us to increase the amount of work we do as an Observatory, creating habitat for birds on our land in the Obs Garden, Church Field and Corner Field, improving the annual Spurn Wildlife report and building a log cabin in the Obs garden to accommodate volunteers for years to come.

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Become a friend of Spurn, get MigFest tickets or take a look at our Spurn clothing range from Beanie Hats to Puffa Jackets.

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Youth Engagement

Spurn Bird Observatory has a long standing tradition of supporting young people with a keen interest in birding, ringing, and all things ornithological.

Over the years, many birders have spent time at the Obs in their younger days, where they have been encouraged to hone their skills and experience and develop a life-long passion for birds. Many have continued to return year after year, becoming ‘regulars’ and ‘Friends of Spurn’, whose love of Spurn draws them back frequently to witness all that the amazing birding year has to offer.

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