• RSPB Dungeness Trail Map

    We do not currently have a trail map available to download on our main webpage as we are updating the design and finalising the website launch. We understand this has been frustrating for some of our visitors and we are looking at ways we can remedy this in the interim. We have a large map in the visitor centre and a member of the team can explain the routes in detail when you arrive. Many people are quite happy to take…

  • Recent Sightings 11/05/24-18/05/24

    Birds of Prey 

    • Buzzard 
    • Hen Harrier
    • Hobby 
    • Marsh Harrier 
    • Peregrine Falcon 
    • Sparrowhawk 

    Ducks/Geese/Grebes/Swans    

    • Canada Geese 
    • Egyptian Geese 
    • Gadwall 
    • Garganey
    • Greylag Geese (Boulderwall Fields)  
    • Great Crested Grebe 
    • Little Grebe 
    • Mallard (Burrowes Pit) 
    • Mute Swan (Burrowes Pit) 
    • Pochard (ARC) 
    • Shoveler (Burrowes Pit)
    • Shelduck (Burrowes Pit) 
    • Tufted (Burrowes Pit) 

    Herons

    • Bittern 
    • Cormorant (Burrowes Pit)
    • cattle Egret
    • Little E…
  • Recent Sightings 04/05/24-11/05/24

    Birds of Prey 

    • Buzzard 
    • Kestrel
    • Hen Harrier 
    • Hobby 
    • Marsh Harrier
    • Merlin
    • Peregrine Falcon 
    • Sparrowhawk

    Ducks/Geese/Grebes/Swans    

    • Canada Geese 
    • Egyptian Geese
    • Gadwall 
    • Greylag Geese (Boulderwall Fields)  
    • Great Crested Grebe (Dengemarsh)
    • Little Grebe 
    • Mallard (Burrowes Pit) 
    • Mute Swan (Burrowes Pit)
    • Pochard (ARC)
    • Shoveler (Burrowes Pit)
    • Shelduck (Burrowes Pit)
    • Tufted (Burrowes Pit)  

    Herons

    • Bittern
    • Cormorant (Burrowes Pit)
    • Little…
  • Recent Sightings 20/04/24 - 04/05/24

    Birds of Prey 

    • Buzzard 
    • Kestrel
    • Hobby 
    • Marsh Harrier
    • Merlin
    • Red Kite
    • Sparrowhawk

    Ducks/Geese/Grebes/Swans    

    • Canada Geese 
    • Egyptian Geese
    • Garganey (Burrowes Pit) 
    • Gadwall 
    • Greylag Geese (Boulderwall Fields)  
    • Great Crested Grebe (Dengemarsh)
    • Little Grebe 
    • Mallard (Burrowes Pit) 
    • Mute Swan (Burrowes Pit)
    • Pochard (Burrowes Pit)
    • Shoveler (Burrowes Pit)
    • Shelduck (Burrowes Pit)
    • Teal 
    • Tufted (Burrowes Pit)  

    Herons

    • Bittern
    • Cormorant…
  • Binoculars at the RSPB Dungeness Shop

    Our retail manager Corinne introduces us to the range of binoculars available at the RSPB Dungeness Shop and gives you some things to think about before you come in and give them a try.

    We hold regular binocular demonstration days here at RSPB Dungeness in Kent, but we know not everyone can attend these events. So, we thought we’d do a blog about the range of binoculars we have to help you decide what you might like…

  • Recent Sightings 06/03/24 - 20/04/24

    Birds of Prey 

    • Buzzard 
    • Kestrel 
    • Marsh Harrier
    • Merlin
    • Osprey 
    • Peregrine Falcon
    • Sparrowhawk

    Ducks/Geese/Grebes/Swans    

    • Egyptian Geese 
    • Gadwall 
    • Greylag Geese (Boulderwall Fields)  
    • Great Crested Grebe (Dengemarsh)
    • Little Grebe 
    • Mallard (Burrowes Pit) 
    • Mute Swan (Burrowes Pit)
    • Pochard (Burrowes Pit)
    • Shoveler (Burrowes Pit)
    • Shelduck (Burrowes Pit) 
    • Tufted (Burrowes Pit)  

    Herons

    • Bittern
    • Cormorant (Burrowes Pit)
    • Cattle Egret 
    • Little…
  • Recent Sightings 23/03/24 - 06/04/24

    Birds of Prey 

    • Buzzard 
    • Hen Harrier
    • Kestrel 
    • Marsh Harrier
    • Merlin
    • Peregrine Falcon
    • Red Kite 
    • Sparrowhawk

    Ducks/Geese/Grebes/Swans    

    • Gadwall (Burrowes Pit)
    • Garganey 
    • Goldeneye (Burrowes Pit)
    • Greylag Geese (Boulderwall Fields)  
    • Great Crested Grebe (Dengemarsh)
    • Mallard (Burrowes Pit) 
    • Mute Swan (Burrowes Pit)
    • Pintail
    • Pochard (Burrowes Pit)
    • Slavonian Grebe (ARC)
    • Shoveler (Burrowes Pit)
    • Shelduck (Burrowes Pit) 
    • Tufted (Burrowes…
  • Recent Sightings 16/03/24 - 23/03/24

    Birds of Prey 

    • Buzzard 
    • Kestrel 
    • Marsh Harrier
    • Sparrowhawk

    Ducks/Geese/Grebes/Swans

    • Black-Necked Grebe (Burrowes Pit, Dengemarsh)  
    • Canada Geese (Burrowes Pit)    
    • Gadwall (Burrowes Pit)
    • Garganey (Dengemarsh)
    • Goldeneye (Burrowes Pit)
    • Greylag Geese (Boulderwall Fields)  
    • Great Crested Grebe (Dengemarsh)
    • Mallard (Burrowes Pit) 
    • Mute Swan (Burrowes Pit)
    • Pintail    
    • Pochard (Burrowes Pit)
    • Shoveler (Burrowes Pit)
    • Shelduck (Burrowes Pit…
  • Recent Sightings 9/03/24 - 16/03/24

    Birds of Prey 

    • Buzzard 
    • Kestrel 
    • Marsh Harrier

    Ducks/Geese/Grebes/Swans

    • Brent Geese 
    • Black-Necked Grebe (Burrowes Pit, Dengemarsh)  
    • Canada Geese (Burrowes Pit) 
    • Egyptian Geese (Burrowes Pit)   
    • Gadwall (Burrowes Pit)
    • Goldeneye (Burrowes Pit)
    • Greylag Geese (Boulderwall Fields)  
    • Great Crested Grebe (Dengemarsh)
    • Little Grebe 
    • Mallard (Burrowes Pit) 
    • Mute Swan (Burrowes Pit)
    • Pintail    
    • Pochard (Burrowes Pit)
    • Shoveler (Burrowes Pit…
  • Recent Sightings 2/03/24 - 9/03/24

    Birds of Prey 

    • Buzzard 
    • Kestrel 
    • Marsh Harrier

    Ducks/Geese/Grebes/Swans

    • Barnacle Geese 
    • Canada Geese (Burrowes Pit) 
    • Egyptian Geese (Burrowes Pit)   
    • Gadwall (Burrowes Pit)
    • Goldeneye (Burrowes Pit)
    • Greylag Geese (Boulderwall Fields)  
    • Great Crested Grebe (Dengemarsh) 
    • Mallard (Burrowes Pit) 
    • Mute Swan (Burrowes Pit)   
    • Pochard (Burrowes Pit)
    • Shoveler (Burrowes Pit)
    • Shelduck (Burrowes Pit) 
    • Teal (Burrowes Pit)
    • Tufted (Burrowes Pit…
  • Recent Sightings 24/02/24 - 2/03/24

    Birds of Prey 

    • Buzzard 
    • Kestrel 
    • Marsh Harrier
    • Sparrowhawk (Visitor Centre) 

    Ducks/Geese/Grebes/Swans

    • Canada Geese (Burrowes Pit) 
    • Egyptian Geese (Burrowes Pit)   
    • Gadwall (Burrowes Pit)
    • Goldeneye (Burrowes Pit)
    • Greylag Geese (Boulderwall Fields)  
    • Great Crested Grebe (Dengemarsh) 
    • Mallard (Burrowes Pit) 
    • Mute Swan (Burrowes Pit)   
    • Pochard (Burrowes Pit)
    • Shoveler (Burrowes Pit)
    • Shelduck (Burrowes Pit) 
    • Teal (Burrowes Pit)
    • Tufted…
  • Recent Sightings 10/02/24 - 24/02/24

    Birds of Prey 

    • Buzzard 
    • Kestrel 
    • Marsh Harrier
    • Peregrine Falcon (Burrowes Pit) 
    • Sparrowhawk (Visitor Centre) 

    Ducks/Geese/Grebes/Swans 

    • Barnacle Geese (Boulderwall Fields)
    • Egyptian Geese (Burrowes Pit)   
    • Gadwall (Burrowes Pit)
    • Goldeneye (Burrowes Pit)
    • Greylag Geese (Boulderwall Fields)  
    • Great Crested Grebe (Dengemarsh) 
    • Mallard (Burrowes Pit) 
    • Mute Swan (Burrowes Pit)   
    • Pochard (Burrowes Pit)
    • Shoveler (Burrowes Pit)
    • Shelduck…
  • Recent Sightings 3/02/24 - 10/02/24

    Birds of Prey 

    • Buzzard 
    • Kestrel 
    • Marsh Harrier
    • Merlin (Access Track) 

    Ducks/Geese/Grebes/Swans 

    • Barnacle Geese (Boulderwall Fields)
    • Egyptian Geese (Burrowes Pit)   
    • Gadwall (Burrowes Pit)
    • Goldeneye (Burrowes Pit)
    • Greylag Geese (Boulderwall Fields)  
    • Great Crested Grebe (Dengemarsh) 
    • Mallard (Burrowes Pit) 
    • Mute Swan (Burrowes Pit)
    • Pintail   
    • Pochard (Burrowes Pit)
    • Shoveler (Burrowes Pit)
    • Shelduck (Burrowes Pit) 
    • Teal (Burrowes Pit…
  • Recent Sightings 27/01/24 - 03/02/24

    Birds of Prey 

    • Kestral 
    • Marsh Harrier
    • Peregrine Falcon (Burrowes Pit) 
    • Sparrowhawk (Discovery Area) 
    • White Tailed Eagle (Boulderwall Fields) 

    Ducks/Geese/Grebes/Swans 

    • Barnacle Geese (Boulderwall Fields)
    • Brent Geese (Boulderwall Fields)
    • Egyptian Geese (Burrowes Pit)   
    • Gadwall (Burrowes Pit)
    • Goldeneye (Burrowes Pit)
    • Greylag Geese (Boulderwall Fields)  
    • Great Crested Grebe (Dengemarsh)
    • Little Grebe  
    • Mallard (Burrowes Pit) 
    • Mute…
  • Recent Sightings 27/01/24 - 03/02/24

    Birds of Prey 

    • Kestral 
    • Marsh Harrier
    • Peregrine Falcon (Burrowes Pit) 
    • Sparrowhawk (Discovery Area) 
    • White Tailed Eagle (Boulderwall Fields) 

    Ducks/Geese/Grebes/Swans 

    • Barnacle Geese (Boulderwall Fields)
    • Brent Geese (Boulderwall Fields)
    • Egyptian Geese (Burrowes Pit)   
    • Gadwall (Burrowes Pit)
    • Goldeneye (Burrowes Pit)
    • Greylag Geese (Boulderwall Fields)  
    • Great Crested Grebe (Dengemarsh)
    • Little Grebe  
    • Mallard (Burrowes Pit) 
    • Mute…
  • Recent Sightings 20/01/24 - 27/01/24

    Birds of Prey 

    • Kestral 
    • Marsh Harrier
    • Merlin
    • Sparrowhawk (Discovery Area)  

    Ducks/Geese/Grebes/Swans 

    • Barnacle Geese (Boulderwall Fields) 
    • Gadwall (Burrowes Pit)
    • Goldeneye (Burrowes Pit)
    • Greylag Geese (Boulderwall Fields)  
    • Great Crested Grebe (Dengemarsh)  
    • Mallard (Burrowes Pit) 
    • Mute Swan (Burrowes Pit)   
    • Pochard (Burrowes Pit) 
    • Shoveler (Burrowes Pit)
    • Teal (Burrowes Pit)
    • Tufted (Burrowes Pit) 
    • Wigeon (ARC)

    Herons

    • Bittern …
  • Recent Sightings 13/01/24 - 20/01/24

    Birds of Prey

    • Barn Owl (ARC) 
    • Common Buzzard 
    • Kestral 
    • Marsh Harrier
    • Sparrowhawk (Visitor Centre)  

    Ducks/Geese/Grebes/Swans 

    • Barnacle Geese (Boulderwall Fields)
    • Bewick's Swan (Burrowes Pit and ARC)  
    • Gadwall (Burrowes Pit)
    • Goldeneye (Burrowes Pit)
    • Greylag Geese (Boulderwall Fields)  
    • Great Crested Grebe (Dengemarsh)  
    • Mallard (Burrowes Pit) 
    • Mute Swan (Burrowes Pit)
    • Pintail (Burrowes Pit)
    • Pink-footed Geese (Boulderwall Fields…
  • Recent Sightings 7/01/24 - 13/01/24

    Birds of Prey

    • Barn Owl (Boulderwall Fields) 
    • Common Buzzard 
    • Kestral 
    • Hen Harrier (Christmas Dale Hide) 
    • Marsh Harrier 
    • Merlin (Dengemarsh, Burrowes Pit) 

    Ducks/Geese/Grebes/Swans 

    • Barnacle Geese (Boulderwall Fields)
    • Bewick Swan (Burrowes Pit)  
    • Gadwall (Burrowes Pit)
    • Goldeneye (Burrowes Pit)
    • Greylag Geese (Boulderwall Fields)  
    • Great Crested Grebe (Dengemarsh)  
    • Mallard (Burrowes Pit) 
    • Mute Swan (Burrowes Pit)
    • Pintail (Burrowes…
  • Recent Sightings 1/1/24-7/1/24

    Birds of Prey

    • Common Buzzard (Burrowes Pit) 
    • Kestral 
    • Marsh Harrier (Burrowes Pit) 
    • Merlin (Access Track, Dengemarsh, Burrowes Pit) 

    Ducks/Geese/Grebes 

    • Brent Geese (Boulderwall Fields, Dengemarsh) 
    • Barnacle Geese (Boulderwall Fields) 
    • Gadwall (Burrowes Pit)
    • Goldeneye (Burrowes Pit) 
    • Great Crested Grebe (Dengemarsh)  
    • Mallard (Burrowes Pit) 
    • Mute Swan (Burrowes Pit)
    • Pintail (Burrowes Pit)  
    • Pochard (Burrowes Pit) 
    • Shoveler (Burrowes…
  • Wildlife Sighting Highlights for 2023

    Black-winged Stilts- who successfully breed at RSPB Worth Marshes (our sister site) with four chicks fledging. This is a first for the reserve and we’d like to thank everyone who has worked hard to help protect these chicks.

    Pallid Harrier - this made an appearance around the reserve in yearly October and seen in the area for at least 5 days. 

    Red Footed Falcon - This incredible bird of prey visited the reserve…

  • Dungeness Wrapped 2023

    Another exciting year has flown by here on the reserve with lots of hard work and achievements aplenty! We thought we would summarise these again via this blog. 

    Habitat

    Ironically, we have finished this year as we started with very high water levels. We are rapidly approaching the highest levels ever recorded on the reserve and we are only halfway through the winter!   

    The usual willow clearance was started by the practical…

  • Sightings from 04/12/23 to 14/12/23

    Accentors

    • Dunnock

    Birds of Prey

    • Common Buzzard
    • Kestrel
    • Hen Harrier  
    • Marsh Harrier
    • Sparrowhawk 

    Crows 

    • Magpie
    • Raven

    Geese, Swans and Grebes  

    • Bewick's Swan 
    • Canada Geese
    • Egyptian Geese
    • Great Crested Grebe
    • Greylag Geese
    • Little Grebe
    • White Fronted Geese
    • Whopper Swan 

    Diver

    • Black Throated Diver
    • Great Northern Diver

    Finches

    • Brambling 
    • Chaffinch
    • Greenfinch

    Hoopoes/Kingfishers

    • Kingfisher

    Seabirds 

    • Caspian Gull
    • Great…
  • Sightings from 30/11/2023 to 04/12/2023

    Accentors

    • Dunnock

    Birds of Prey

    • Common Buzzard
    • Hen Harrier
    • Kestrel 
    • Marsh Harrier 

    Crows 

    • Magpie
    • Raven

    Geese and Grebes  

    • Brent Geese
    • Canada Geese
    • Egyptian Geese
    • Great Crested Grebe
    • Greylag Geese
    • Little Grebe
    • White-Fronted Geese

    Diver

    • Great Northern Diver

    Finches

    • Chaffinch
    • Greenfinch

    Hoopoes/Kingfishers

    • Kingfisher

    Seabirds 

    • Caspian Gull
    • Great Black-Backed Gull
    • Herring Gull

    Herons and Ibises

    • Cormorant
    • Glossy…
  • Sightings from 21/11/2023 to 2/12/2023

    Accentors

    • Dunnock

    Birds of Prey

    • Common Buzzard
    • Kestrel 
    • Marsh Harrier 
    • Peregrine Falcon
    • Sparrow Hawk

    Buntings

    • Reed Bunting

    Crows 

    • Magpie
    • Raven

    Ducks, Geese and Grebes  

    • Black Necked Grebe
    • Canada Geese
    • Egyptian Geese
    • Gadwall
    • Goldeneye
    • Great Crested Grebe
    • Greylag Geese
    • Little Grebe
    • Slavonian Grebe
    • Pochard

    Diver

    • Black Throated Diver
    • Great Northern Diver

    Finches

    • Chaffinch
    • Goldfinch
    • Greenfinch
    • Redpol
    • Siskin

    Hoopoes…

  • Sightings from 15/11/2023 to 21/11/2023

    Accentors

    • Dunnock

    Birds of Prey

    • Common Buzzard
    • Hen Harrier
    • Kestrel 
    • Marsh Harrier 
    • Merlin
    • Sparrow Hawk

    Buntings

    • Reed Bunting

    Crows 

    • Magpie
    • Raven

    Ducks, Geese and Grebes  

    • Brent Geese
    • Canada Geese
    • Egyptian Geese
    • Gadwall
    • Goldeneye
    • Great Crested Grebe
    • Greylag Geese
    • Little Grebe
    • Slavonian Grebe
    • Pochard

    Diver

    • Black Throated Diver
    • Great Northern Diver

    Finches

    • Chaffinch
    • Goldfinch
    • Greenfinch

    Seabirds 

    • Great Black-Backed…