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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Recent Daily Highlights

5th August 2021

5th August 2021

Moderate/strong south-easterly winds featured throughout a day that started with sunny intervals and ended with rain arriving at dusk. Seawatching was rewarded with seven Shelduck, eight Dunlin, 13 Knot, 16…

4th August 2021

4th August 2021

The weather consisted of relatively bright skies, increasingly strong south-easterly winds and temperatures peaking at 18 degrees C. A moderate southerly passage of waders occurred during the morning seawatch, including…

3rd August, 2021

3rd August, 2021

Today’s weather was mainly cloudy and dry with a light WSW wind, temperature reaching 18C. The morning seawatching session was quieter than recent days, the highlights being a single Sooty…

2nd August, 2021

2nd August, 2021

During the morning the wind was a westerly F2 but veered to a south-easterly F4 by late afternoon. Overcast with occasional broken cloud by midday, temperature reaching 17C. The morning…

1st August, 2021

1st August, 2021

The NNW wind strengthened throughout the day from F2 to F4. Mainly cloudy though dry all day, the maximum temperature being 17C. Seawatching at the Fog Station to place from…

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