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Sightings

17 July 2019

Watches: 0530-1000, 1400-2100.

The sea had had most of the action, but the beginnings of southerly overland movement were in evidence too. Over the sea, 20 Shelduck, 5 Eider, 240 Common Scoter, a Red-throated Diver, 1 Fulmar, 35 Gannet, 6 Cormorant, 55 Oystercatcher, 4 Golden Plover, 2 Ringed Plover, 50 Whimbrel, 17 Curlew, 10 Bar-tailed Godwit, 39 Knot, 11 Sanderling, 36 Dunlin, a Green Sandpiper, 1...

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News

Spurn Rarities pin badges: Great Snipe

We have just taken delivery of the Great Snipe pin badge which forms part of the much sought-after collection of Spurn Rarities.

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Name change for Blue Bell Ponds

We are pleased to announce a new name for the newly-acquired Observatory land at the previously named Blue Bell Ponds...

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BTO and SBOT Young Leaders course

 

There’s never been a more important time for young people who care about birds and the environment to take positive action. If you’re aged 16–23, this residential course – based at the world-famous Spurn Bird Observatory and run jointly by BTO and the bird observatory – will help you develop your leadership skills and better equip you to make a difference.

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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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