Dungeness Bird Observatory
Dungeness Bird Observatory is a registered charity and is operated by an independent Board of Trustees. The Observatory grew out of a meeting of the Kent Ornithological Society (KOS), The Nature Conservancy, London Natural History Society (LNHS), Hastings Natural History Society (HNHS) and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and was founded on March 30th 1952. There is a resident warden and an assistant warden, usually between March and November.The Observatory’s recording area is the south-eastern corner of the Dungeness shingle promontory which juts out into the English Channel at the western limits of the Straits of Dover. Historically, bird migration studies formed the focus of the work of the observatory but in recent years interests have extended to include Lepidoptera, Odonata and Orthoptera along with on going recording of the flora of the area.