Welcome to the Sussex Ornithological Society
Formed in 1962 by a small group of young people, the Sussex Ornithological Society has grown to become one of the largest county bird clubs in Great Britain with a current membership of around 2000. Read about our Strategy.
Members receive quarterly newsletters and a copy of the award-winning annual Sussex Bird Report. Join us!
This is why we’re here:
- To record and study wild birds in the county of Sussex
- To assist in the conservation of the wild birds of Great Britain
- To engage, inspire and educate people to enjoy, appreciate and understand birds and their habitats
Simon Biddle has written a fascinating account of the first 50 years of the SOS.
Click here to download a copy.
We collect thousands of records each year, from which we produce our annual bird report.
Find out how to submit your records.
We have a Recent Sightings page. Find out what’s around in Sussex at the moment.
We support projects which help preserve wild birds in Sussex.
These vary from funding bird boxes to land purchases.
If you have a project which meets our objectives then download a Grant Application form by clicking here
So your subscription and support can help make a real difference.