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 wildlife lover!

Reading Colour Rings at the Obs whilst having a cup of Tea
Reading Colour Rings at the Obs with a cuppa
OPENING TIMES: 10am to 4pm in the Summer and 10am to 1pm in the winter (provided volunteers are available).

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

We have an array of walks from the Field Centre.

Find out more about the area HERE.


If you would like to enquire about volunteering please email:

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

 Don’t miss our beautiful murals on the walls painted by the talented Andrew Edginton, who first joined SBBO as 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 to purchase and we often have 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 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 fat balls.

Branded SBBOT clothing for sale at the Field Centre

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







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 take a look at our accommodation page HERE.


Live Nest Box Cameras

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Copies of our Annual Reports available.

Special offers:

2018 reports can now be purchased for only £5.

2019 reports can now be yours for just £8.

(plus £2 UK postage).

To order please contact