Our shop stocks a range of competitively priced bird feeders, bird seed, clothing, greetings cards, books, maps and affordable small gift items such as key rings. Perfect for any bird lover!

Reading Colour Rings at the Obs whilst having a cup of Tea

OPENING TIMES: 10am to 4pm in the Summer and 10am to 1pm in the winter (provided volunteers are available).

If you would like to volunteer please email: FAO Sue Bennett

We sell hot and cold drinks and snacks, so why not drop in for a cuppa and enjoy the birds for a while.

2017 Annual Report

Copies of our Annual Reports available.

Special offer:

2017 reports can now be purchased for only £10 (plus £1.50 UK postage).

Please contact our Secretary, Sue Bennett at
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What our shop has to offer:

We sell a wide range of identification field guides

*We recommend*

New 3rd Edition Waring & Townsend, up to date, new species and distribution maps!

SBBOT has a well stocked shop for any nature enthusiast.

Refreshments, unique wildlife cards and wildlife related merchandise … a nature enthusiast’s dream!

 Don’t miss our beautiful murals on the walls painted by the talented Andrew, one of our youth group’s members.

Click HERE to find out about our groups for young people at the Field Centre.


Optics available from binocular specialists In Focus

Optics are available and we have frequent visits from binocular specialists In Focus.

Keith is very knowledgeable and you can test equipment right here at the Observatory.

Click HERE to find out when In Focus will be at the Field Centre.

We sell a wide range of identification books and field guides.

We sell a wide range of identification books and field guides.


A wide range of "Where to watch" guides

A wide range of “Where to watch” guides

We stock “where to watch” guides.

The Observatory hosts guided walks around various parts of Kent every week.

Find out more about our walks HERE.

Bird feeders and other bird essentials available at SBBOT shop

We also have an excellent selection of bird seed mixes, nest boxes, feeders and Sarah’s famous hand made fat balls which sell out fast!


Branded SBBOT clothing for sale at the Field Centre

Get your hands on our branded clothing with SBBOT Sandwich Tern logo.

 Our shop is manned by friendly volunteers

We have such a special recording area which is rich in wildlife.

Our friendly shop volunteers can explain our walks on the map and point you in the direction of the day’s sightings, plus everything else the Field Centre has to offer.

We hope you enjoy your visit to Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory.

If you would like to explore the area further, why not stay a while? See our accommodation page HERE.