Seawatch Festival 2021

28th-30th August 2021

Flamborough Head is internationally recognised for its breathtaking landscape and breeding seabirds. It is also important for seabirds migrating past the Head, especially in the late summer and autumn with the possibility of seeing skuas, shearwaters and terns. There is no better place on the East Coast of Britain to witness migrating seabirds from a land-based site especially from our purpose built Seawatch Observatory.


Every Day

  • Information point – 10am-4pm
  • Guided Seawatching Sessions – daily from both inside and outside the Seawatch Observatory 7am-10am and 4pm-7pm
  • Migration walks – Daily walks taking in the Old Fall and other Outer Head hotspots looking for migrants and hopefully the odd rarity. 10am-12:30pm. To enable the walk leaders to give everyone all the attention they need there is a limit on numbers for each walk so booking in advance by emailing info@flamboroughbirdobs.org.uk is required stating which day you would like to join the walk.
  • Sealwatch – Telescopes will be set up to view the loafing seals on the tideline 2pm-5pm

All daily events will be based at the Seawatch Observatory.

Directions: Park at Flamborough Lighthouse carpark. With the lighthouse on your left, walk down the private road towards the Fog Station, the white buildings on the cliff edge. The Seawatch Observatory is the wooden building on the right hand side of the Fog Station compound.


Saturday Evening

  • Online talk – ‘Flamborough Seawatching’ with Craig Thomas, Chair of Flamborough Bird Observatory. The link to the talk is here and will be available to view from 8pm. Craig will be on hand to answer all of your questions on the comments section of the video on YouTube. Afterwards, the video will continue to be available on the FBO YouTube channel.

Sunday Evening

  • Moths and Storm Petrels based at South Landing. This will be a late evening event, starting after dark and possibly going on till after midnight.

Park at the Living Seas Centre, South Landing.


There is no charge for any of the activities, all are free