Giving a donation to Flamborough Bird Observatory (FBO) will help ensure that we will be here for future generations to continue monitoring the wildlife of the headland and to provide a warm welcome for those wanting to enjoy and study birdlife in this very special place.

Your donation counts

One of the most effective ways you can support FBO is to make a donation. Unlike income from grants, donations can be used to support essential running costs and so help ensure we can maintain the high standards we have attained in recent years. A donation could also contribute to the Observatory securing land to manage for wildlife benefit or help maintain our visitor facilities at the Seawatching Observatory and Thornwick Pools. Every amount we receive, large or small, contributes to the viability and future survival of the Observatory and helps preserve the headland’s special natural habitats.

Online Donations

If you wish to make a one-off donation our preferred route is through our Paypal Giving Fund where you can pay by credit / debit card or direct from your bank account. No charges apply on this account with any so that all of your donation will go to Flamborough Bird Observatory. Follow this link to go to Flamborough Bird Observatory’s Giving Fund at Paypal.

Offline Donations

Should you wish to make arrangements to pay donation offline by cheque or bank transfer, or you have a specific purpose in mind for your donation, please email We will be happy to facilitate this within our charitable objectives and to provide you with guidance as to how to do it.

Make your donation go further

If you are a UK taxpayer and intend to make a monetary donation to FBO, including subscriptions, you can substantially increase its value and benefit our work even more by signing a Gift Aid Declaration. A Gift Aid Declaration enables the FBO to reclaim income tax from HMRC that you have already paid on a donation.  This increases the value of your gift by 25 pence for every pound. Guidance on Gift Aid can be found here:

Gift Aid is only available from donations made from income and not from capital therefore no tax can be reclaimed on donations received from assets other than money. If you have not yet completed a Gift Aid Declaration for FBO, please download the form here: Gift Aid Declaration Form

Thank You

Thank you for considering making a donation to Flamborough Bird Observatory.