Welcome to Spurn Bird Observatory


16 February 2019

A glorious sunny day clouding over later with a F2-3 SW wind.

Migration Watches: 0655-1400.

It was another good day for visible migration, including Black-headed Gulls, mirroring increases on inland breeding grounds.

The 6 White-fronted Goose remained in Well field, while the first returning Avocet was back on Kilnsea wetlands.

A nice day of overland migration, 13 Lapwing, 45 Stock Dove, 58 Wood Pigeon blogging, 2 Jackdaw, 33 Skylark,...

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Guided Walks and Events in 2019

We're pleased to announce the following guided walks and events in 2019...

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Bluebell Pond Purchase

Spurn Bird Observatory Trust is pleased to notify our friends and supporters that we have purchased new land at Blue Bell Pond (near SBOT's Corner Field)...

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Little Tern Warden Vacancy

A vacancy has arisen for the rewarding and potentially career developing position of Seasonal Little Tern Warden ...

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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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