In the Summer edition of the SOS Newsletter I wondered what members’ favourite Sussex birds were. I suggested that members may like to let me know their three favourite Sussex birds by e-mailing their selection to firstname.lastname@example.org. I defined ‘Sussex birds’ as species which breed regularly in Sussex. Sorry, but historic records of nesting by […]
Sussex Ornithological Society Sussex Bird Photographer of the Year 2020 The SOS is thrilled to announce our new bird photography competition – we are looking for beautiful photographs capturing Sussex’s wonderful birds, taken during the year 2020. This competition is open to everyone who lives in Sussex, not just members of SOS. For full details […]
Having tried to remain optimistic over the summer, we have reluctantly decided to cancel the SOS Fieldworkers Meeting due to take place on October 3rd. We held back the decision on whether to go ahead in the hope that Covid restrictions would be relaxed sufficiently for indoor gatherings of largish groups of people to be […]
A reminder that the SOS is holding its online AGM via Zoom on Saturday 18th July at 2:30 pm (registration opens at 2:20 pm). Please contact email@example.com if you want to attend. (Please remember that if you have already voted you will not be able to vote on the day).
Volunteers with Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) squares have the option to survey their squares for butterflies during July and August, as part of the Wider Countryside Butterfly Survey (WCBS) which is a collaboration between the BTO and Butterfly Conservation. Volunteers taking on new squares now can take part in the WCBS and then have the […]
SOS Fieldworkers Meeting October 3rd 2020 Several members have enquired whether we are still planning to go ahead with the SOS Fieldworkers Meeting on October 3rd, 2020. As it stands now the answer is yes, we are hoping to be able to go ahead but we will be reviewing the situation in July. Covid […]
The SOS has been reviewing its Survey Strategy for the period up to the next National Atlas, see here. Following the easing of the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions it seems an appropriate time to publish the updated paper to inform members of the proposed survey programme.
Due to the difficult circumstances this year some heronries and egret and cormorant nesting colonies have not been counted as usual for the BTO Heronries Census. If you have nest counts or any information at all relating to nesting colonies of grey herons, little egrets or cormorants, at *any location* in Sussex this year, please […]
Many of us are listening to the birds around us more intently than ever this spring. Some are wondering what bird is making which noise. Others are wondering when they will be able to hear some of their favourite birds again. To help keep us connected during lockdown, SOS member Charlie Peverett is running […]
In view of the postponement of the Society’s AGM due to the current restrictions, we are making two reports for 2019 available for view online. At the AGM, the meeting will adopt the Trustees Report and Financial Statement. View Summary of Activities View Trustees Report and Financial Statement