Welcome to Flamborough Bird Observatory

PLEASE NOTE: Due to government guidance regarding Covid-19, the Seawatch Observatory remains shut until further notice.

Flamborough Bird Observatory is run by a team of enthusiastic volunteers, whose aims include: studying and recording the birds of the area, creating and maintaining habitats for wildlife, and promoting conservation in the local community.

Our work is reliant upon the help and goodwill of our members. If you would like to support us, please join here!


Special thanks to George Stoyle for the use of his fantastic photos throughout the site.

We are also proud to be working closely with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (based locally at the Living Seas Centre), RSPB Bempton Cliffs, and The Yorkshire Naturalists Union.  

Birds lingered including Greenish Warbler, Icterine Warbler, 2 Red-backed Shrike, Little Stint also 14 Pied Flycatcher, 52 Willow Warbler and 19 Lesser Whitethroat. Here’s the link to today’s sightings http://fbo.org.uk/category/sightings/

Some great moths trapped last night @Bempton_Cliffs including this stonking Gold Spot. Also Ruby Tiger , Northern Spinach and Brown China Mark. @dg_aitken @imogen_a_lloyd @RummeryPoppy @BC_Yorkshire @savebutterflies


Our 2019 bird report is now on sale at @Bempton_Cliffs .
Jam packed with sightings, stunning photographs and artwork, it also has the full in-depth analysis on the breeding seabirds of the headland.
Just £15

At least two Pied Flycatchers in the fog @Bempton_Cliffs this morning, with a supporting cast of 16 Willow Warbler, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 8 Blackcap, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Whitethroat, House Sparrow and a selection of waders heard.

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Also thanks to our sponsors, Opticron, Johnston & Jeff and Yorkshire Coast Nature.