Welcome to Spurn Bird Observatory


15 August 2018

Once again, we are at the #BirdFair this coming weekend. Come and see us - marquee 5, stand 19 - and chat all things Spurn, get yourself #MigFest 2018 ready and maybe book yourself into the Obs for this coming autumn. See you there!


Sunny and windy with a F3-4 W-SW wind, still humid and warm with some rain in evening.

Migration watches- 07:10-11:00.

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Birdfair 2018

Once again we will be at the Birdfair, come and see us this weekend in Marquee 5 stand 19.

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Spurn Bird Observatory Trust and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust working relationship

As you may have seen Yorkshire Wildlife Trust recently placed a message on their website re the working relationship with SBOT. They have stated that they have decided not to renew SBOT’s license to operate on YWT land at the Warren and along the peninsular at Spurn due to continued reports of alleged “harassment at work and online from people associated with SBOT”.

For the avoidance of doubt, SBOT does not in any way condone any type of activity that could be considered to represent harassment or intimidation at work or online and also strongly refutes that it has been involved in or sanctioned any such behaviours.

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Young Professionals International Exchange Programme

As part of our ongoing Young Professionals International Exchange Programme we are pleased to announce we will be sending Sarah Harris to Cape may Bird Observatory in October of this year.

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Observatory Work

Spurn Bird Observatory is Britain’s most exciting east coast birding location and has provided accommodation for nearly sixty years for thousands of people who enjoy watching birds and other wildlife.

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We can offer a fresh modern hostel-style accommodation for 13 guests. With impressive views over the Humber estuary, the Spurn Bird Observatory building is situated in Kilnsea, at the northern end of the Spurn Peninsula.

Our accommodation consists of three bedrooms upstairs, with three single beds in the back room and three single beds and one bunk bed in the two front rooms, one downstairs bedroom with two single beds, two bathrooms upstairs each with a toilet/washbasin and shower cubicle.

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Support us

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 and Corner Field, improving the annual Spurn Wildlife report and building a log cabin in the Obs garden to accommodate volunteers for years to come.

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Become a friend of Spurn, get MigFest tickets or take a look at our Spurn clothing range from Beanie Hats to Puffa Jackets.

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Youth Engagement

Spurn Bird Observatory has a long standing tradition of supporting young people with a keen interest in birding, ringing, and all things ornithological.

Over the years, many birders have spent time at the Obs in their younger days, where they have been encouraged to hone their skills and experience and develop a life-long passion for birds. Many have continued to return year after year, becoming ‘regulars’ and ‘Friends of Spurn’, whose love of Spurn draws them back frequently to witness all that the amazing birding year has to offer.

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