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!

Events

Details of the Nocturnal Wildlife Weekend are now available here.

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Recent Daily Highlights

4th July 2022

4th July 2022

Blustery westerly winds established during a cloudier day, with sunny intervals and temperatures reaching 19 degrees C. The Black-browed Albatross and Red-tailed Shrike remained at Bempton, where four Great White…

3rd July 2022

3rd July 2022

The weather consisted of westerly winds, sunny intervals and temperatures that peaked at 20 degrees C. The Black-browed Albatross and Red-tailed Shrike continued to delight visitors, with the latter taking…

2nd July 2022

2nd July 2022

The morning featured several showers, while sunny intervals dominated the latter half of the day; temperatures reached 21 degrees C in a light/moderate south-south-westerly. The continued presence of both the…

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FBO Twitter Feed

GW Egret on Buckton Pond this evening - pic and find Paul Reed. Colour-ringed. https://t.co/u8JGQ6v2xs FlamboroughBird photo
An influx of Great White Egrets on the headland with the mega rarities still at @Bempton_Cliffs . https://t.co/nqgSln63cm
One of four Great (White) Egrets that graced the headland briefly @FlamboroughBird today. This one managed to find a spot to feed up and was mainly taking leeches and frogs. Awaiting details of this colour ringed bird. https://t.co/kr4Bib2uPu FlamboroughBird photo
Another visit to the Turkestan Shrike today, giving great and prolonged views, then onto Bempton Cliffs to see the BBA circling around Staple Newk. #TwitterNatureCommunity #birding #shrike #yorkshire #BirdsSeenIn2022 @FlamboroughBird @Bempton_Cliffs @BirdGuides @RareBirdAlertUK https://t.co/SVMRtAKjgq FlamboroughBird photo
Turkestan Shrike still at Wandale farm (£10 access), park at @Bempton_Cliffs and walk back to view.
Do not park on cliff lane.
Turkestan Shrike still at Wandale farm (£10 access).
Park at @Bempton_Cliffs and walk to view. Do not park on cliff lane.
@BirdGuides @RareBirdAlertUK