Category: News

Turtle Dove Sightings and Volunteering

The RSPB Operation Turtle Dove project is looking for some help in Sussex. If you see a Turtle Dove please could you record your sighting on BTO Birdtrack and let me know on the contact details below. Any help identifying where in Sussex Turtle Doves are should help the project engage with potential land owners […]

County Recorder

The County Recorder role is becoming vacant soon. If you have a keen interest in the county’s birds, broad experience from Britain and overseas of rare and scarce species and some spare time, do please consider putting your name forward. The Recorder works with a very experienced Assistant Recorder, a team of assessors and the […]

Annual breeding woodcock monitoring 2022

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 Three visits to a site are required between 1st May […]

Sussex Nightingale Survey 2022

This year Sussex Ornithological Society will be asking volunteers to help conduct a county survey of Nightingales. Nightingales are now back in the county, so if you would like to get involved in the survey see the link below. There are still squares available, especially in West Sussex so please take part or forward on […]

Barn Owl talk Q&A

BARN OWL TALK Q&A With apologies for the slight delay (my fault!), here are the answers to the questions not dealt with directly after the talk. Terry Hallahan has kindly provided the answers and in some cases he has invited individuals to contact him. His mobile number is 07768 506126.  Mark Mallalieu   Are there […]

BTO Breeding Bird Survey 2022

There is still plenty of time to sign up to take part in the BTO Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) for this breeding season. Some squares have recently become available and there are plenty of squares available right across the county. This national monitoring scheme is administered by the BTO and jointly funded by the BTO, […]

Online Membership and Shop Pages

We would like to welcome current and prospective new members of the Society to our online membership and enhanced online shop pages. We really appreciate the loyalty of our membership for continuing their annual subscriptions. After taking account of our costs the remainder is available for deserving projects for the protection and conservation of the […]

An Open Letter to Center Parcs

Last summer Center Parcs announced that they proposed building a new 900-lodge holiday village at Oldhouse Warren, an ancient woodland on the east side of the M23 near Crawley. Ancient woodland is an irreplaceable habitat where trees have grown for at least 500 years and probably for millennia. We also know, from limited but authorised […]

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