Author: Val Bentley

Mainly for “eastern” members

The SOS is holding a special meeting in Hailsham on the evening of 27th October, for all volunteers, and potential volunteers. If you are already involved in undertaking surveys or other work on behalf of the SOS, or would like to find out more, do come along to meet other members, and our President, Chris […]

Adur River Recovery Project

This will be of particular interest to our members and others who live in or near the Adur Valley. The Adur River Recovery Project aims to improve the overall health of this important and historic Sussex river. This project is one of only 22 landscape recovery projects in the country. It’s vital that the project hears from […]

SOS Conference 28th January 2023

Still plenty of spaces left! No doubt members are being a little cautious still, but if you are planning to come and have mislaid the details and booking form which came with the autumn newsletter, then please contact me on or 01273 494723 The four speakers are: Henri Brocklebank:  Director of Conservation Policy and […]

SOS New Year Bird Race 2023

Hope that many of you will soon be organising your teams for the SOS New Year Bird Race!  Last year there 16 different teams which took part; they saw 139 species and raised over £1500! The winning Team, on 102 species, were The Dynamic Duo (Elliot Chandler & John Thorogood). Regular racers will know the […]

Sussex Bird Report 2021 – just published

The 2021 Sussex Bird Report is now out, full of fascinating information derived from your observations and survey work. There are papers describing a remarkable upward revision of the Marsh Tit population estimate, the exciting results of the Honey-buzzard survey, as well as on Dartford Warblers in Ashdown Forest, urban gulls, and Nightingales and Turtle […]

Now’s the time to join the SOS!

Membership is only £14 p.a. (£17 joint). If you join between 1 November and 31 December 2022 your membership will run to the end of December 2023, so you will get TWO Sussex Bird Reports for your year’s subscription – the 2021 edition, which has just come out , PLUS the 2022 report which will […]

Conference Organiser

Tim Squire has organised great Conferences in the past five years. The first three were in-person events at Clair Hall but when the Covid-19 pandemic struck, bringing with it all the safeguarding measures and rules, Tim valiantly arranged two on-line Conference weekends, with talks on both Saturday and Sunday. All were very well attended! Tim […]

SOS Swift Champion

Because of work commitments David Campbell has had to stand down as the SOS Swift Champion. The SOS thanks him for the enthusiasm and effort he has put into this role. Happily, Dave Boddington has agreed to take on the mantle of our Swift Champion.  Dave is a member of the SOS Scientific Committee and […]

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