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

30th June 2022

30th June 2022

A more overcast day than of late, with cloud increasing in the afternoon, a south-easterly wind developing and temperatures reaching 19 degrees C. The Red-tailed (Turkestan) Shrike remained east of…

29th June 2022

29th June 2022

After a relatively overcast start with light showers, sunny intervals and a moderate south-easterly wind established; temperatures reached 18 degrees C. The Red-tailed (Turkestan) Shrike delighted many east of Bempton…

28th June 2022

28th June 2022

Another day of prolonged sunny intervals, a light/moderate southerly wind and temperatures peaking at 21 degrees C. Yesterday’s Turkestan (Red-tailed) Shrike delighted many when it was relocated east of Bempton…

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Amazing sight Fiona thanks for sharing https://t.co/wIcDQAZLP8
Fiona Gomez @fionadoodles444
#Ringed Plover and chick ⁦ @FlamboroughBird⁩ disturbed by bunny. Roosts every night under Thornwick Bay Caravan Park street lamp. Saw two chicks running around last night☹️. Apologies for grainy night video.🌈 https://t.co/Cdb5gDPUs5
Turkestan Shrike still at Wandale farm (access £10), park at @Bempton_Cliffs and walk to view or view distantly from Stonepit road.
Turkestan Shrike still at Wandale Farm, view from stonepit road. Park at @Bempton_Cliffs and walk to view. Do not park on cliff lane
The last day of June saw the headland graced with Alpine Swift, Turkestan Shrike and Black-browed Albatross around @Bempton_Cliffs with a smattering of migrants east of the Dykes. https://t.co/kU97PAEDGW