Author: Chris Brown

Subalpine Warblers: dig out your descriptions!

The British Birds Rarities Committee (BBRC) is planning a review this year of all past British records of Subalpine Warblers, following recent taxonomic changes. This will include the 2019 record from Beachy Head and also a 1988 record from the same location that has recently been resubmitted to BBRC. There have been many other Sussex […]

Favourite Sussex Birds

In the Summer edition of the SOS Newsletter I wondered what members’ favourite Sussex birds were. I suggested that members may like to let me know their three favourite Sussex birds by e-mailing their selection to I defined ‘Sussex birds’ as species which breed regularly in Sussex. Sorry, but historic records of nesting by […]

SOS Photography Competition

Sussex Ornithological Society Sussex Bird Photographer of the Year 2020 The SOS is thrilled to announce our new bird photography competition – we are looking for beautiful photographs capturing Sussex’s wonderful birds, taken during the year 2020. This competition is open to everyone who lives in Sussex, not just members of SOS. For full details […]

SOS AGM – Saturday July 18th

A reminder that the SOS is holding its online AGM via Zoom on Saturday 18th July at 2:30 pm (registration opens at 2:20 pm). Please contact if you want to attend. (Please remember that if you have already voted you will not be able to vote on the day).

Logging Swifts on BirdTrack

If you’re fortunate enough to have a Swift colony near where you live, now is an ideal time to take an evening walk around your neighbourhood and log any low-flying parties of Swifts or evidence of nest sites on BirdTrack. Please include as much detail as possible on behaviour and location, ideally including an address […]

SOS Survey Strategy review

The SOS has been reviewing its Survey Strategy for the period up to the next National Atlas, see here. Following the easing of the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions it seems an appropriate time to publish the updated paper to inform members of the proposed survey programme.

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