Welcome to Spurn Bird Observatory


21 October 2020

Overcast and damp all day with a F2 SE-F3-4 W wind.

Watches: 0705-0915.

The weather conditions did not lend themselves to finding new migrants, but those reamaining included the Cetti's Warbler along the canal and the Firecrest in the Churchyard plus 3 Short-eared Owl, 2 Swallow, 2 House Martin. a Willow Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, a Yellow-browed Warbler, 6 Blackcap, 54 Goldcrest, 114 Blackbird, 9 Fieldfare, 103 Redwing, 14...

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From Wednesday 14th October 2020 further government guidance was enforced across England to combat the spread of COVID-19, including the creation of three ‘tiers’: medium, high and very high to reflect the relative risk off this coronavirus. 

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Spurn Wildlife 2019

After many delays for one reason or another we are now pleased to say that Spurn Wildlife 29 (2019) is now complete! 

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New Contact Email Address

We have changed our contact email address to info at spurnbirdobservatory.co.uk...

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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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