Welcome to Spurn Bird Observatory


10 May 2021

A sunny morning, rain showers in the afternoon and a F4 south westerly. Watches: 0540:1800.

It was another  of great day of movement and while there was a departure of the previous days grounded migrants there were a few new bits in. The best of the days sightings were 2 Temminck's Sint mobile around the Kilnsea wetlands area, along with 2 Little stint and a nice male...

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Easter Quiz Winners

Big thanks once again to all those who took part in our Easter Quiz, we hope you enjoyed it! 


The answers are....

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On 22nd February, our Prime Minister announced the spring 2021 ‘Roadmap out of Lockdown’, with a guide to when we may be able to expect current restrictions to ease. We are now in: Stage Two, which began on 12th April. More details in this post...

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SBOT Easter Quiz

As we are now very close to finalising the sale of the field at Cliff Farm, we are now looking to fundraise for habitat creation works in the field.  (more details on the land here), our quizmaster Tony Hull has pulled together an Easter-themed quiz...

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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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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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