Friends of Spurn was created in 2003 to raise funds to purchase a new Observatory building, we have turned that dream into a reality and we opened our new Observatory building in March 2016. The new building is very impressive, with modern facilities this is the ideal base for a birder visiting the Spurn area. However this building didn’t come cheap and we had to take on a mortgage in order to purchase the building. In order to continue to pay the mortgage we need the continuing support of our members and to recruit new members.
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, Corner Field, Sykes Field and in winter 2021/22 our newly-acquired land behind Cliff Farm, improving the annual Spurn Wildlife report, building a wooden cabin in the Obs garden to accommodate volunteers for years to come as well as a viewing Platform just for members use.
By becoming a Friend of Spurn you’re helping to support all the work we do as an Observatory. In return you will receive;
We hope to develop these benefits as our membership continues to grow, watch this space for future exciting developments.
Membership to Friends of Spurn runs from 1st September until 31st August the following year, this is to make renewals easier during a time of the year that most members come to visit Spurn. Therefore if you join before the 1st June your membership will run until 31st August that year, but if you join after 1st June then you get 3 months 'free' membership and your membership will run until 31st August the following year.
We now offer free digital membership for under 18's, drop us an email on info at spurnbirdobservatory.co.uk to sign up
Hiring a Radio at Spurn
We can now offer hire of one-way (listener only) radios here at Spurn. £5 a day, £15 Mon-Fri, £20 Mon-Sun. Hire is from Kew Villa. Booking necessary. Contact Jonnie on spurnbirdobs.jonnie at gmail.com to enquire.
Obtaining a Spurn radio procedureWe are currently in the process of switching our radio system to digital. This will happen in early 2022 so for now we are pausing applications for radios, please get in touch in the new year.
Thanks to all the many photographers who allow us to use their images on this site, in particular Dave McAleavey, Martin Standley, Mike Watson, Richard Willison.