David Campbell has set a high standard as our County Recorder since 2020, drawing on his outstanding knowledge of birds and bird identification. He has combined this voluntary role with a very busy working life, but decided recently that the time had come to stand down. The Society is extremely grateful to him for all […]
Author: Mark Mallalieu
If you have volunteered to do a bird survey on Ashdown Forest this spring and summer, the Conservators will allow free car parking for the purposes of the survey and for the period of the survey. If you’d like to take advantage of this, and have not already done so, please email me your car […]
Please take a moment to complete this short survey on the White-tailed Eagle project, which is very relevant to Sussex given the frequent presence in our county of birds released on the Isle of Wight.
The latest guidance from the RSPB is here. This includes further information on the recent outbreaks and their devastating impact on seabirds as well as advice on how you can help, including by reporting dead waterfowl (swans, ducks, geese), any seabirds or birds of prey to Defra.
The RSPB update here has helpful information and advice for birdwatchers on Avian Flu, which you may find helpful if you encounter dead birds.
BARN OWL TALK Q&A With apologies for the slight delay (my fault!), here are the answers to the questions not dealt with directly after the talk. Terry Hallahan has kindly provided the answers and in some cases he has invited individuals to contact him. His mobile number is 07768 506126. Mark Mallalieu Are there […]
SOS Conservation: Helping Sussex’s Birds, Richard Cowser, 2nd March 2022 The recording of this excellent online talk can now be watched on the SOS YouTube channel here. There were lots of great questions, which were largely answered after the talk. Two that were not dealt with, with the answers, are here. 2-3000 Dark-bellied Brent Geese/ […]
The Society is delighted to announce that, after the very popular Conference talks, there will be further SOS virtual talks next month. As we become ever more aware of the threats facing Sussex’s birds, the first talk, at 19:00 on Wed 2 March, is a very timely one by Richard Cowser on the work of the […]
In case you are interested, there is a recording on Youtube of this talk I gave to the Bird Club of the London Natural History Society on 10th November, see => here
With increasing numbers of Great White Egrets being seen in Sussex each year, the SOS Records Committee (SOSRC) and Scientific Committee have concluded that, as from 1 January 2018, descriptions/photos of this species will not be needed to support records in any part of the county. The Sussex Bird Report 2016 includes Great White Egret […]