Welcome to Spurn Bird Observatory


19 January 2019

The 2 Shorelark remained at Easington lagoon with the White-fronted Goose plus 7 Whooper Swan at Sammy's. 5 Barnacle Geese (2+3) over Beacon Ponds with 60 Pink-footed Geese where a record 936 Wigeon were present.

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Masked Shrike Pin Badge

Follwing on from the highly collectable Siberian Accentor and Ivory Gull pin badges we will soon be releasing the third Spurn mega in our set of four badges.  The Masked Shrike badges will be available in our online shop from Jan 16th.

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Winter work party dates

Winter work party dates at Spurn Bird Observatory. 
Join us in some rewarding, warming winter work to improve our area for wildlife and visitors...

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400th Spurn Species Sweepstake

We've recently launched a sweepstake for the 400th species to be recorded in the Spurn area...

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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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