The Recording Area

Flamborough Head is a promontory, 8 miles (13 km) long on the Yorkshire coast of England, between the Filey and Bridlington Bays of the North Sea. It is a chalk headland, with sheer white cliffs. The cliffs on the north side of the headland provide nesting sites for hundreds of thousands of seabirds including Guillemots, Razorbills, Puffins, Gannets and Kittiwakes. They are also of international significance for their geology.

Flamborough Bird Observatory’s core recording area is the portion of the Head to the east of Danes Dyke bounded by the orange dotted line on the map below. The Observatory also maintains records, operates ringing stations for the area to the west of Danes Dyke and east of the purple dotted line including the Bempton Cliffs RSPB reserve. Records for both of these areas are published in our annual reports. Please contribute your counts and records of scarce and rare birds by sending them to