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White Storks

The recent increase in reports of White Storks in Sussex is linked to a project to release birds into the wild in southern England. Further information is available on the Knepp Estate website. Some of the birds are able to fly and the SOS Records Committee (SOSRC) will therefore only assess records of this species […]

The New Website

As you can see, the new site is now live. I hope you think it’s an improvement – it should be a lot easier for us to support than the old one. If you encounter any problems, spot any errors, or have suggestions for improvements, please let me know at webmaster@sos.org.uk

Cetti’s warbler records requested

There is a Sussex-only breeding Cetti’s warbler survey running this year, aiming to update our understanding of the distribution of breeding Cetti’s warblers in Sussex, to enable the calculation of a county population estimate, and to provide information on the habitat preferences of breeding Cetti’s warblers in Sussex. The survey mainly involves visits by volunteers […]

Woodcock annual monitoring

New volunteers in Sussex are being sought to help to monitor national breeding woodcock numbers. Annual monitoring of roding woodcocks has taken place at a number of sites across the UK each year since 2003; a summary of the results can be found at http://www.bto.org/volunteer-surveys/woodcock-survey/results. Three visits to a site are required between 1st May […]

RSPB Brighton Urban Swift Survey

We need volunteers to help us survey swifts in Brighton during May-July to help identify a significant decrease in populations. If you live in the Brighton & Hove area and would like to help protect these fantastic birds please check out our volunteer swift surveyor role here or contact john.cuthbert@rspb.org.uk for details.

Woodlark records requested

There is a Sussex-only breeding woodlark and Dartford warbler survey running this year, aiming to update our understanding of the distributions of breeding Dartford warblers and woodlarks in Sussex, to enable the calculation of population densities and county population estimates, and to provide information on the habitat preferences of breeding Dartford warblers and woodlarks in […]

New Year Bird Race 2017

Number of teams: 17 Winners: Splash Pointers 108 species Runners Up: @Sussex Birding 102 species Total number of species seen: 149 Seen by all teams: 14 species Seen by only one team: 15 species Total raised to date: £2243.35 (Still some more to come and Gift Aid not yet added)   Very many thanks to […]

Books for sale

The Society has been left some books by a member who recently passed away. We would like to sell these and use any money received for conservation purposes. These are listed below, with suggested prices If you are interested in any of these please contact Val Bentley on 01273 494723 or chetsford@talk21.com Studies in Bird […]

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