As an accredited bird observatory and registered charity SBBOT is committed to the conservation and recording of the natural environment in the Sandwich Bay area, and in so doing offer opportunities for education, training and research.
We have a programme of weekly events for members and non-members including walks, talks and workshops.
Please see our events for more information.
As well as birds, we also have particular interests in the butterflies, dragonflies, moths and unique flora of the area.
The Field Centre is a modern, well equipped building with accommodation for visitors to the area plus other facilities including a well stocked shop for naturalists.
As an independent charity we rely on the support of our members and volunteers to maintain the Field Centre and our reserves.
Information regarding the species recorded in and around Sandwich Bay and Pegwell Bay can be found here.
To ensure the safety of our employees and members, the Field Centre, outside toilet and Restharrow Scrape Reserve are still closed, but our other reserves are now open for you to enjoy.
Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory Trust,
Guilford Road, Sandwich Bay,
Kent CT13 9PF
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Buy tickets for SBBO events here👇
Wed 14th, 19:30 ONLINE COURSE
Discovering British Birds – Summer Visitors
with John Buckingham
Thu 15th, 19:30 ONLINE Talk
North to Alaska
with Ken Chapman
COVID-19 UPDATE: To ensure the safety of our employees and members, the Field Centre, outside toilet and Restharrow Scrape are still closed, but our other reserves remain open.
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Our Facebook community is the perfect place to introduce yourself, share photos of nature and ask questions about wildlife ID and the Observatory.