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February 20 2002 saw the launch of the Dungeness Bird Observatory Website.

February 20 2002 saw the launch of the Dungeness Bird Observatory Website:
http://www.dungenessbirdobs.org.uk Dungeness in Kent is unique in both its habitat, a dry shingle beach, and also in its location, the most southeasterly point in the UK. Well known in birdwatching circles, it is a renowned 'hotspot' for the unexpected, with rarities such as; Turkestan Shrike, Black-browed Albatross, Bonaparte's Gull and Short-toed Treecreeper seen in the last year. It's also a great location to observe migration, both of land and seabirds, with an interesting breeding population of its own. Monarch butterfly from North America and moths from southern Europe are amongst the insects whose occasional appearance provide visitors with highly prized opportunities to view. February 20 2002, saw the launch of the Dungeness Bird Observatory Website. The aim of the site is to inform and promote the work of the bird observatory to anyone interested in the area. A multitude of information is featured that includes:Bird Watchers:
The bird enthusiast is well catered for. New records are now being relayed daily through the website. Rarities and unusual records are supported by photographs whenever possible. The sightings pages are content rich and are backdated to March 2001 with all rarities and many photographs included. There are also guides to the bird ringing activities of the Observatory, an account of The Birdwatching Year and Seawatching. Maps of the best birdwatching areas are included.General Interest:
Nature lovers wishing to learn more about the flora and fauna of the Dungeness NNR will be pleased to see guides and photo galleries covering other aspects of the area. This is continually being updated.The Bird Observatory:
There are also full details on the accommodation and services of the Dungeness Bird Observatory including annual reports, contact details and how to find it.For further information please contact:

Peter Howlett, Bird Observatories Council Secretary, E-mail: peter.howlett@nmgw.ac.uk
or David Walker at Dungeness Bird Observatory, 11 RNSSS, Dungeness, Kent, TN29 9NA. Tel: 01797 321 309 or E-mail: dungeness.obs@tinyonline.co.uk

4th July 2014