Posted: 07 July 2019

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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Posted: 09 June 2019

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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Posted: 08 June 2019

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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Posted: 01 June 2019

Autumn Volunteer Roles Available at Spurn Bird Observatory

Volunteer roles are available from late August – late October/early-mid November 2019 to help out with the long-standing bird monitoring here at Spurn and the day-to-day running of the Observatory.

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Posted: 02 May 2019

Spurn Wildlife Report 2018 is here!

Yesterday we took delivery of our much-anticipated Spurn Wildlife Report 2018 - and there's no doubt about it, it's a cracker!!!

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Posted: 17 April 2019

'Project Yellow-browed'

At the British Bird Observatories Council meeting in February held at BTO HQ in Norfolk, Spurn Bird Observatory tabled a motion proposing that British bird observatories should work together with other key partners here and on the continent to utilize modern tracking technology with the aim of understanding more about the movements of so-called theorized ‘reverse migrants’ across Western Europe into Britain and beyond.

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Posted: 10 April 2019

Ongoing work at Blue Bell Ponds

Recent weekends have seen some work being done to SBOT's newly-acquired land at Blue Bell Ponds

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Posted: 08 April 2019

Refurbished Warren Heligoland Trap

After storms in early 2018 battered the Warren Heligoland trap, we were recently able to finally start a major repair job to the trap, a structure which is so evocative of Spurn for so many birders, ringers and visitors.

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Posted: 18 March 2019

Spurn Bird Observatory Ringing Experience 2019

26th – 29th August 2019. A four-day course aimed at BTO T or C ringing permit holders who wish to experience bird ringing at an active British Bird Observatory...

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