Category: News

Covid-19 restriction – Walks

The Covid-19 restrictions which apply from Thursday 5th November unfortunately mean that the number-limited outings which we have recently restarted, will need to be put on hold again until further notice.  Looks as though we will be back to birding in our own local areas again, and mostly solo.  However, there have been some interesting […]

No better time than NOW to join SOS!

Membership is still only £14 p.a. (£17 joint). If you join before the end of 2020 your membership will run to the end of December 2021, so you will get THREE Sussex Bird Reports for your year’s subscription – the most recent (2018), the 2019 edition, due out before Christmas, PLUS the 2020 report which […]

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 […]

SOS Field Outings Programme Update

As you know, when the UK Government instigated a “lockdown” we, like many similar organisations operating outings for members, suspended our 2020 Outings programme. The UK Government eased some restrictions and as a consequence we are trying a partial reopening of the Outings Programme. I had planned to lead walks at Arlington Reservoir (Sunday 6th […]

BTO Breeding Bird Survey: latest news

Government restrictions meant that most BBS volunteers this year were unable to complete their early-season visits which would normally be made between the beginning of April and the middle of May. Fortunately, the easing of restrictions on May 13th allowed many volunteers to complete their late-season visits, and results have been submitted for 125 squares […]

Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS): sites vacant

The new WeBS season starts in September and there are sites across Sussex that need new volunteers; now is a really good time to get started with this survey. WeBS is the principal monitoring scheme for non-breeding waterbirds in the UK which aims to provide data for the conservation of their populations and wetland habitats. […]

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