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BTO Heronries Census 2021

Some heronries in Sussex will be active already this year. Due to the difficult and unpredictable circumstances this year some heronries and egret and cormorant nesting colonies may not be counted as usual. All birdwatchers in Sussex are encouraged to report any signs that they see when out and about in their local areas that […]

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 […]

Annual breeding woodcock monitoring 2021

New volunteers in Sussex are being sought to help to monitor national breeding woodcock numbers (subject to any travel or other restrictions in place at the time). 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 […]

SOS New Year Bird Race

Hot on the heels of the Bird Report, your winter newsletter should be with you very soon.  Slight delay due to the handover from Anthony to Martin, which did not go quite as smoothly as they would have liked – grateful thanks to both for persevering! There will be a article on how you can […]

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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