Spurn Bird Observatory

Archive of: 2017

Tickets for the 2017 Spurn Migration Festival

17 May 2017

Tickets for the 2017 Spurn Migration Festival go on sale on May 29th 2017.

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Tickets for the 2017 Spurn Migration Festival

Spurn Bird Observatory events in 2017

16 May 2017

Following on from the success of the “Spurn School Of Birding” and “WaderTastic” we have further developed the events we offer and this year we have a packed calendar with new events on “Digiscoping” and “Rarity Finding” joining our established favourites.

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Andy Roadhouse funeral arrangements

07 May 2017

Andy’s funeral will tale place at Ardsley crematorium, Barnsley, S71 5EH at 11.30 on Friday 12th May. Afterwards there will be a celebration of Andy’s life at the Old Moor Tavern, Everill Gate Lane, Broomhill, Barnsley, S73 0YQ, all are welcome.

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Andy Roadhouse funeral arrangements

Martin Garner Spurn Young Birder Of The Year 2017

06 May 2017

As part of the Spurn Bird Observatory 2017 Migration Festival, the observatory, the Next Generation Birders (NGB) and the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) are once again running a competition to find the Martin Garner Spurn Young Birder of The Year. The competition is named in honour of the late Martin Garner, one of Britain’s top birding experts, and a former Spurn Bird Observatory committee member. This is the third year of this very prestigious contest, open to all young British birders.

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2016 Spurn Wildlife report recieves praise

03 May 2017

Steve Holliday writes of the 2016 report “It’s fantastic, buy a copy — end of review!” Surely that can’t be it?

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2016 Spurn Wildlife report recieves praise

Andy Roadhouse

30 April 2017

This is the news we all knew was coming but none of us wanted to have to write. Sadly Andy lost his long battle with cancer last night, he was one of a kind and with his passing there will always be a part of Spurn missing.

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Andy Roadhouse

Spurn Wildlife available to pre-order now

22 March 2017

We can now take pre-orders of the soon to be printed Spurn wildlife report for 2016,

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Spurn Wildlife available to pre-order now

Charity barn dance in aid of Spurn Bird Obs and MS Trust

22 March 2017

Long time Spurn birder Dave Constantine has arranged a charity barn dance with his band in support of SBOT and the Multiple Sclerosis Trust.

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Charity barn dance in aid of Spurn Bird Obs and MS Trust

Spurn Bird Observatory bring together RBA and Birdnet to provide birdnews going forward

17 March 2017

The bird news scene has changed considerably since Dag Marshall took over Birdnet. But as happens to us all Dag has now decided to retire and hang up his boots. Whilst it would have been simple to just close the doors and turn out the lights, he wanted to make sure that he left his long-standing and loyal customers with a continued birdnews service.

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Amazing Ian Lewington artwork for cover of 2016 report

09 March 2017

The editorial team here at the Observatory are very excited. We’ve been working very hard recently, pulling together to finalise the 2016 Spurn Wildlife report. We are pleased with progress and the report is now in its final stages with our first-rate designer Chris Gaughan from Design Wing.

We are delighted to announce that our 2016 report will feature an exclusive cover artwork of the Easington Siberian Accentor by world-renowned top avian-realism artist Ian Lewington.

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Amazing Ian Lewington artwork for cover of 2016 report

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