The area surrounding Flamborough is renowned for having the largest mainland seabird colony in Britain, a reputation for having top drawer seawatching and not least it is a fantastic place to witness bird migration and see small birds such as thrushes, warblers and chats making landfall after crossing the North Sea.

Flamborough Bird Observatory is one of only twenty bird observatories located at key migration hotspots in Britain and Ireland. It is run by a team of dedicated enthusiastic volunteers whose aims include studying bird populations and and recording migration.  The Observatory’s recording area encompasses the village of Flamborough and the neighbouring settlements of Bempton, Buckton and Speeton.  In addition, the Observatory is also involved in creating and maintaining habitats for wildlife, and promoting conservation in the local community.

As a registered charity, the Observatory’s work is reliant upon the help and goodwill of our Friends and volunteers. If you would like to support us, please become a Friend of Flamborough Bird Observatory.  You can join online and become a Friend in seconds by completing the forms for your personal details and payment here!

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24th October 2021

24th October 2021

Strong southerly winds throughout, mainly overcast skies with some sunny intervals and temperatures that peaked at 12 degrees C. Wildfowl on the move during the morning’s seawatch included 213 Wigeon,…

23rd October 2021

23rd October 2021

A largely overcast day, with a moderate south-westerly wind developing and temperatures reaching a maximum of 13 degrees C. The most notable feature of the day was a northerly movement…

22nd October 2021

22nd October 2021

The weather consisted of sunny intervals and light showers in the afternoon; north-westerly winds ensured temperatures remained low, reaching eight degrees C by late morning. Whilst not a total surprise…

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