Category: News

Assistant Recorder

Sadly for the SOS Martin Orchard-Webb shall be stepping down from the role of Assistant Recorder, a post he has held for the last six years. Martin’s hard work and diligence over this time is much appreciated by all of us and he will be sorely missed! Consequently we would love to hear from anyone […]

WHBBS Surveyor Needed Urgently

Wealden Heaths Breeding Bird Survey (West Sussex) Surveyor needed urgently from 2024   This long running survey monitors 21 breeding species with emphasis on heathland specialists by the simple method of detecting males holding territory. The core heaths of West Sussex have been surveyed for twenty-five years and we are now in need of a […]

BTO Winter Gull Survey (WinGS)

The BTO will be running a Winter Gull Survey (WinGS) over the next two winters (2023-24 and 2024-25) with the primary aim of obtaining new population estimates for the principal species that winter in the UK and assessing how populations have changed since the last survey in 2003/04–2005/06. The results of this survey will also help […]

Mainly for “eastern” members

The SOS is holding a special meeting in Hailsham on the evening of 27th October, for all volunteers, and potential volunteers. If you are already involved in undertaking surveys or other work on behalf of the SOS, or would like to find out more, do come along to meet other members, and our President, Chris […]

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. […]

New County Recorder

David Campbell has set a high standard as our County Recorder since 2020, drawing on his outstanding knowledge of birds and bird identification. He has combined this voluntary role with a very busy working life, but decided recently that the time had come to stand down. The Society is extremely grateful to him for all […]

Adur River Recovery Project

This will be of particular interest to our members and others who live in or near the Adur Valley. The Adur River Recovery Project aims to improve the overall health of this important and historic Sussex river. This project is one of only 22 landscape recovery projects in the country. It’s vital that the project hears from […]

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