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 is broadly the same as the Flamborough Headland Heritage Coast and encompasses the whole area east of Danes Dyke including the village of Flamborough and also, west of Danes Dyke, the neighbouring settlements of Bempton, Buckton and Speeton on the north side of the headland and and Marton and Sewerby on the south. 

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!


Daily Summaries

    12th June 2024

    12th June 2024

    Overcast with a light north-westerly and still cool with a maximum temperature of…

    11th June 2024

    11th June 2024

    The weather remained seasonally cool, a moderate north north westerly pegged the temperature…

    10th June 2024

    10th June 2024

    A cool day once more, with temperatures no higher than 13 degrees C,…

    9th June 2024

    9th June 2024

    Blustery westerlies at the start of the day switched to lighter onshore winds…

    8th June 2024

    8th June 2024

    Sunny intervals eventually dominated after an overcast start; there were moderate westerly winds…

    Click here for full details of daily highlights for the last two weeks