Author: Chris Brown

Turtle Dove Sightings and Volunteering

The RSPB Operation Turtle Dove project is looking for some help in Sussex. If you see a Turtle Dove please could you record your sighting on BTO Birdtrack and let me know on the contact details below. Any help identifying where in Sussex Turtle Doves are should help the project engage with potential land owners […]

County Recorder

The County Recorder role is becoming vacant soon. If you have a keen interest in the county’s birds, broad experience from Britain and overseas of rare and scarce species and some spare time, do please consider putting your name forward. The Recorder works with a very experienced Assistant Recorder, a team of assessors and the […]

Sussex Nightingale Survey 2022

This year Sussex Ornithological Society will be asking volunteers to help conduct a county survey of Nightingales. Nightingales are now back in the county, so if you would like to get involved in the survey see the link below. There are still squares available, especially in West Sussex so please take part or forward on […]

Online Membership and Shop Pages

We would like to welcome current and prospective new members of the Society to our online membership and enhanced online shop pages. We really appreciate the loyalty of our membership for continuing their annual subscriptions. After taking account of our costs the remainder is available for deserving projects for the protection and conservation of the […]

An Open Letter to Center Parcs

Last summer Center Parcs announced that they proposed building a new 900-lodge holiday village at Oldhouse Warren, an ancient woodland on the east side of the M23 near Crawley. Ancient woodland is an irreplaceable habitat where trees have grown for at least 500 years and probably for millennia. We also know, from limited but authorised […]

John Reaney Watercolour for sale

  An original painting by John Reaney (dec’ d) of a Marsh Harrier alarming Coots. John was a keen long-standing member of SOS and his artwork is in the 1996 Avifauna of Sussex Birds. He was also a member of the Society of Wildlife Artists who exhibit annually at the Mall Gallery. When purchased in […]

Avian influenza (bird flu)

This winter, we are facing the worst outbreak of bird flu we have known and if this outbreak follows previous patterns there is likely to be a larger peak later in the winter. Impacts are already significant in the north of England and Scotland for Svalbard Barnacle Geese. The infection in wild birds is now […]

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