Posted: 07 August 2020


Following the delay to the Government COVID guidance update at the start of August, we have decided to delay changing our current plan with Observatory accomodation and will be continuing with only exclusive bookings until August 31st....

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Posted: 04 August 2020

Eastern Subalpine Warbler

Today we recieved news that the Subalpine Warbler trapped and ringed at Kew on 31st May 2020, has mtDNA of an Eastern!

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Posted: 31 July 2020

Operations Manager Appointment

The directors and committee of Spurn Bird Observatory are pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Jones as our new Operations Manager...

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Posted: 03 July 2020

Spurn Bird Observatory Accommodation Update

After a meeting between SBOT staff and directors, we have decided to open the Observatory accommodation for bookings on an exclusive only basis from Monday 13th July 2020 until 16th August and thereafter during weekdays up to 31st. An update for beyond 31st August will follow.

This means that family groups etc. can book the whole Observatory building for their exclusive use. Guests will be required to bring ALL their own bedding and towels.

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Posted: 02 July 2020

Friends of Spurn Annual members BBQ - Sat 8th August has been cancelled  



Sadly we've made the decision to cancel the annual Friends of Spurn member's BBQ planned for Saturday 8th August. 

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Posted: 25 June 2020

Answers to the British Birds ID Quiz

Thanks to all those who took part in our British Birds ID Quiz, we had a great response and it sounds like a lot of people really enjoyed doing the quiz, which makes us happy!


Answers are here!

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Posted: 24 June 2020

Ian Lewington Siberian Accentor Auction

We're proud to announce an auction for 10 quality mounted, A4 giclee prints of the Siberian Accentor, by Ian Lewington, which made Vicars Lane, Easington so famous.

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Posted: 08 June 2020

British Birds ID Challenge Quiz

Our quizmaster Tony Hull has been working hard and has come up with a quiz that hopefully appeals to all birders!

We hope you enjoyed taking part in the quizzes up to press, and here we finish off the initiative with a bang: a British Birds ID Challenge with 50 photos for you to grapple the identity of! This quiz really does have some fantastic prizes, worth over £1000 combined, for the top 5 entrants.

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Posted: 23 May 2020

SBOT Lockdown Quiz no.4 European Wildlife

Looking for something to do this weekend? We've now launched our European Wildlife quiz for you to have a go at.

There are 30 top quality questions all about European Wildlife, the prize for the best score? An copy of James Lowens '52 European Wildlife Weekends

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