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  • Changes to entrance fees as of 1st September 2014

    In order to continue to do the best we can to save nature, the RSPB have reviewed some of the fees that we charge on our reserves.

    These revisions will also ensure you experience consistency and value for money across all the reserves you visit.

    As of Monday 1st September 2014, RSPB Dungeness will charge the following:

    Entrance fees
    Adult - £4
    Child (5-17 yrs) - £2
    Student - £3 (on production of a student card)
    Family - As above, with one child free per family

    RSPB Members - Free
    Under 5s - Free
    Carers - Free (when accompanying registered disabled visitors)

    Event fees
    RSPB Members and Wildlife Explorers will receive a discount of 20% on all event admission fees.

    Equipment hire charges
    These charges will be altering in the near future, with notification being provided at the time.

    If you have any queries or require further information on these changes please feel free to contact us in the following ways, we will be very happy to help:

    Email: dungeness@rspb.org.uk
    Call: 01797 320 588
    Or have a chat with a member of staff next time you visit.

    The team at RSPB Dungeness (and our wonderful booming bitterns) would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support of the reserve.

    We could not ensure our threatened UK wildlife has somewhere to call home without loyal support of our members and visitors.

    You are directly saving nature through this support, so thank you again!

  • A red-necked phalarope sort of week

    It's been the last week of the summer holidays for many, but no one has been disappointed by the spectacular show the Dungeness wildlife has put on!

    The final Wildlife Safari and Pond Dipping events entertained enthusiastic families today, who met medicinal leeches amongst other curious creatures.

    Visiting birders have had a bumper week, with the highlights list as follows (showing date and location each bird was last seen):

    Garganey – three at ARC on 28th.
    Black-necked grebe – one at Burrowes on 28th.
    Bittern – one at Christmas Dell on 28th.
    Great white egret – one at Denge Marsh on 29th.
    Hobby – one over ARC on 29th.
    Knot – one at ARC viewing screen on 25th.
    Spotted redshank – two at ARC on 29th.
    Dunlin – one at ARC on 29th.
    Ruff – three on ARC on 28th.
    Snipe – five at ARC viewing screen on 25th.
    Black-tailed godwit – one at Burrowes on 28th.
    Greenshank – two at ARC viewing screen on 25th.
    Whimbrel – two over ARC on 28th.
    Green sandpiper – one in Hayfields on 27th.
    Common sandpiper – at Burrowes on 29th.
    Little stint – two at ARC on 29th.
    Turnstone – two on Burrowes pit on 25th.
    Red-necked phalarope – one on ARC on 29th.
    Sandwich tern – one over ARC on 28th.
    Common tern – on tern rafts at Denge Marsh. Twenty juveniles over Burrowes on 29th.
    Kingfisher – one at Denge Marsh on 26th.
    Wryneck – one at Denge Marsh gully on 29th.
    Yellow wagtail – fifteen in car park on 29th.
    Whinchat – one at Denge Marsh on 29th.
    Redstart – one at Denge Marsh gully on 28th.
    Wheatear – one at Christmas dell on 26th.
    Willow warbler – at ARC on 24th.
    Sedge warbler – at Makepeace hide on 26th.
    Melodious warbler – one at Denge Marsh Gully on 28th.
    Whitethroat – at Makepeace hide on 26th.


    Enjoy what's left of the summer, fingers crossed for a little more sunshine before it's out!

  • Bob spotted at Dungeness...

    ...according to the wildlife garden blackboard, anyway!

    Also seen this week, a small and excellently camouflaged smooth newt with a big message - if you haven't already, Vote for Bob here