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!

Migweek 2021

Migweek 2021

Filey and Flamborough Ringing & Migration Week Sat 9th – Sat 16th October 2021 OFFICIAL PROGRAMME  Migration walks – evening talks – bird ringing demos – visible migration drop-ins –…

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16th September 2021

16th September 2021

The weather consisted of prolonged sunny intervals, a light south-west wind and temperatures peaking at 19 degrees C. Seawatch highlights included two Sooty Shearwaters, 191 Little Gulls, a Mediterranean Gull…

15th September 2021

15th September 2021

A day of sunny intervals and a light/moderate northerly wind. Wildfowl were moving north during the seawatch, including three Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 112 Wigeon, 11 Pintail and 54 Common Scoters.…

14th September 2021

14th September 2021

The weather consisted of overcast skies, persistent rain from late morning and easterly wind throughout, with temperatures peaking at 15 degrees C. Eighty Common Scoters, five Sooty Shearwaters, five Bonxies…

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