Spurn Bird Observatory

Archive of: 2017

Little Tern wardens/volunteers accommodation

19 July 2017

To replace the dilapidated caravan in the Obs garden and ensure we can continue to provide accommodation for the Little Tern Wardens and volunteers we have purchased a cabin

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MIGFEST 2017 is fast approaching

17 July 2017

The 2017 Migration Festival is not far away

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MIGFEST 2017 is fast approaching

WANTED: Voluntary Assistant Ornithologist

30 June 2017

We are looking for a keen and eager birder to help out with the long-standing bird monitoring programme here at Spurn Bird Observatory. We are looking for a highly motivated person who is seeking to make a career in the area of ornithology and nature conservation.

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WANTED: Voluntary Assistant Ringer

30 June 2017

There is an opportunity to help out with the long-standing ringing programme here at Spurn Bird Observatory. We are looking for a highly motivated person who is seeking to make a career in the area of ornithology and nature conservation.

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The Birds Of Spurn 2016 Update

11 June 2017

We have now sent out the 2016 update for ‘The Birds of Spurn’ to all Friends of Spurn, detailing 4 new species for the Spurn area in 2016 as well as details on all the new record counts, early/late dates recorded in 2016.

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The Birds Of Spurn 2016 Update

Alan Credland RIP

11 June 2017

We have sadly been informed that Alan Credland passed away on May 31st aged 88 years. Alan did a lot of good work promoting the Observatory over the earlier years and was a very keen naturalist, artist and author.

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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

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