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SOS Fieldworkers’ meeting Saturday September 28th 2019


SOS Fieldworkers’ meeting Saturday September 28th 2019 at 13.30 – Adastra Hall, Hassocks, BN6 8QH

This new event for SOS is for everyone who enjoys bird watching and recording and taking part in bird surveys and fieldwork in Sussex. The event is free and open to all birdwatchers.

No need to book, just come along if you’re interested!

13.15:  Doors open

13.30:  Welcome and introduction – Ken Smith

13.35:  Recent SOS survey results – Richard Black/Ken Smith

13.45:  Shorebird studies in the eastern Solent – Pete Potts

14.10:  Launch of Sussex Barn Owl Group – Barrie Watson/Terry Hallahan

14.20:  Conservation uses of bird data – Richard Cowser 14.40:  Tea or coffee & biscuits

15.20:  All the good birds of 2018/19 – what did you miss? – David Campbell

15.45:  Bird highlights from the Knepp Wilding Project – Penny  Green

16.10:  Honey-buzzards and Goshawks in Sussex – Mark Mallalieu

16.35:  National seabird census – plans for 2020 – Alison Giacomelli

16.45:  Discussion and close – Ken Smith


Travel by train – Hassocks Station is 10 minutes’ walk from the Hall. Car Parking – there is a small car park at the hall and roadside parking on Keymer Road itself. Other car parks: behind Budgen’s supermarket in Dale Road (with a parking disc, available from adjacent shops), further south in Dale Avenue adjacent to the Pauline Thaw Centre (free) and at the Railway Station.

Event organiser Ken Smith, 01243 786079,