Spurn Bird Observatory

Archive of: 2017

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

Siberian Accentor donations benefit local community

12 February 2017

Paul Collins recently presented a cheque for £400 to Easington Parish Council. The money was collected by the observatory from kind donations given by birders visiting Easington to see the Siberian Accentor in October last year.

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Siberian Accentor donations benefit local community

Dialogue with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

02 February 2017

We are all disappointed and frustrated with the recent planning decision regarding the YWT Visitor Centre. In some quarters this frustration has turned into anger and quite a large number of people have asked SBOT to sever all links with the YWT.

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LITTLE TERN WARDEN JOB VACANCY

02 February 2017

A vacancy has arisen for the rewarding and potentially career developing position of Seasonal Little Tern Warden at Beacon Lagoons Nature Reserve, East Yorkshire. The Reserve is located is at the base of the Spurn Peninsula and has been the site of a Little Tern colony for many years.

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