Posted: 10 January 2022


The twenty-sixth annual Michael Clegg Memorial Birdrace took place on Sunday 2nd and Monday 3rd January 2022 (teams chose which day to compete).

For the second year it was in effect a 'green' event with no vehicles allowed, teams covered their chosen site on foot or with peddle-power so there were no chances of spreading Covid in the close confines of a car. And again, all teams reported having a very enjoyable day in the field.

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Posted: 21 December 2021

MOTUS-tagged Song Thrush detected at Spurn!

The Spurn MOTUS tower, installed in 2019, has detected its first bird tagged away from Spurn - a Song Thrush tagged on Helgoland, Germany in early October, picked up 10 days later in the Spurn area as it carried on migrating after a North Sea crossing. More details...

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Posted: 19 December 2021

The Great North Dove Run

As our doves return early in the spring, Jonny Rankin and Robin Sandham are embarking on their own migration - on foot - between Dalby Forest and Spurn Bird Observatory! Over just two days (25th & 26th March 2022), Jonny and Robin will run between the forest and the coast, connecting the Turtle Dove's Yorkshire breeding grounds with this famous migration watchpoint as part of the Champions of the Flyway's #YearOfTheDove, with events and fundraising around the world to help save our iconic but tragically now endangered Turtle Doves on their migration through the Mediterranean

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Posted: 16 December 2021

Spurn Bird Observatory Residential Volunteers 2022

We are looking for keen and eager birders to help out with the long-standing bird monitoring here at Spurn Bird Observatory in 2022!

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Posted: 01 December 2021

Kew Villa CL site 2022

Did you know that Spurn Bird Observatory Trust runs a five-pitch CL site at Kew Villa? It's the perfect location for birding Spurn & from 2022 our rates are £16 a night (includes electric hookup).

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Posted: 16 November 2021

Michael Clegg Memorial Birdrace 2022

The 2022 Birdrace takes place over 2nd-3rd January and is raising funds for the NORTH YORKSHIRE TURTLE DOVE PROJECT which is one of the few places that still has a viable population of this rapidly declining species and is the place that many birders now go to see them.

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Posted: 11 November 2021

Little Tern Warden Job Vacancy

A vacancy has arisen for the rewarding and potentially career-developing position of Seasonal Little Tern Warden at Beacon Lagoons Nature Reserve, East Yorkshire.

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Posted: 08 November 2021

HiDef support conservation at Spurn Bird Observatory

HiDef Aerial Surveying are proud to assist the Spurn Bird Observatory with a grant towards purchasing hay meadows at the east Yorkshire site....

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Posted: 01 November 2021

2022 Calendar

We’re once again pleased to announce we'll be producing a calendar for 2022, with a whole host of amazing artists....

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