Author: Chris Brown

Q and A: Wild New Forest Talk

On Wednesday 17th February Marcus Ward, chair of Hampshire Ornithological Society’s Scientific Committee and co-founder of Wild New Forest, gave us a fascinating insight into some of the birds of this beautiful area. If you missed it you can still watch it on our YouTube Channel. Mya Bambrick ran the Q and A session at […]

Q and A: Autumn Migration Talk

On Wednesday 10th February, Matt Eade gave a very interesting talk on Autumn Bird Migration in Sussex. If you missed it you can still watch it on our YouTube Channel. We ran out of time for Matt to answer all the questions that were submitted but he has subsequently provided answers for them and they’re […]

SOS YouTube channel

We are delighted to launch this new service from the SOS. The first video is, very appropriately, about the SOS emblem, the Stonechat. To help you through lockdown, Clare Buckle, Secretary to the SOS Scientific Committee and an accomplished artist and teacher of art, has very generously created this video showing you how to draw […]

Swift conservation in Sussex in 2020

  Swift conservation in Sussex in 2020 A summary by David Campbell, Sussex Ornithological Society Swift Champion   It is necessary to refer briefly to the tedious COVID-19 pandemic, as Swift conservation was inevitably compromised by the situation this year. Indoor meetings were either impossible or difficult to organise, while surveys and installation of boxes […]

SOS Virtual Talks

SOS Virtual Talks This year’s SOS Conference took place via Zoom on the weekend of 30th/31st January. If you missed it, it’s not too late – all four talks are available on our YouTube channel here. We’re also pleased to offer further illustrated online talks. These will: Comprise a 30 – 40 minute talk from […]

SOS Online Conference January 2021

February Update The conference took place over the weekend of January 30th/31st and was a great success, very well attended and received much praise. On Saturday evening Sam Franks from the BTO gave a very informative and eye-opening account of the crisis which is the rapid decline in Curlew numbers in the UK. This was […]

2019 Bird Report – Available Now

The Sussex Bird Report for 2019 is available to purchase     Available now, it contains 272 pages packed with information, photographs and illustrations including: Review of 2019 Systematic List Breeding Bird and Winter Bird Survey results Wealden Heaths Breeding Bird Survey Finders’ accounts of Crag Martin, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Northern Treecreeper and Eastern Lesser Whitethroat […]

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