Thanks to the enthusiasm and dedication of so many amazing volunteers 175 squares have been surveyed for the BBS in the Sussex region this year. It is fantastic that after such a difficult year in 2020 we have achieved coverage similar to that achieved in the previous several years. Coverage in 2020 was much reduced […]
The South Downs farmland bird monitoring project started in 2014 as part the South Downs Farmland Bird Initiative. The project is a collaboration between the RSPB, Natural England, the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT), the South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA), the BTO, the South Downs Land Management Group and the Sussex and Hampshire […]
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. […]
Surveyor needed urgently from 2022 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 over 20 years and we are now in need of a surveyor for the important site of Weavers […]
An updated Sussex List is now available to view here. See also the menu bar at top. It can also be downloaded as an Excel file, or as a pdf on which you can note the species you have seen.
The SOS is thrilled to announce the winners of its first bird photography competition. Go here for details.
The aim of the group is to ensure ongoing and consistent monitoring of the Sussex Barn Owl population. With circa 90% of Barn Owls now breeding in nest boxes it is vital we maintain and grow the status of this enigmatic bird through effective management of these and other breeding sites. We are a Sussex […]
On 12 July Center Parcs announced they had acquired an option to purchase a 553 acre site of woodland off Balcombe Road in Worth, Sussex and that they planned to develop their 6th Centre Parcs in the UK there. The site is bordered by the M23 to the north and by Worth Forest SSSI to […]
This breeding season many dedicated volunteers have been out surveying river valleys and levels areas in Sussex for the Breeding Waders of Wet Meadows 2021 survey which is being jointly run by the BTO and the RSPB. The primary aim of this survey is to assess breeding populations of lapwings and redshank in wet meadow […]
There are still some places left on these two walks. Places limited and must be prebooked Meet at 09.30 at the big layby on Pett Level Road, beside the pools (TQ900144). We will spend around an hour looking over the sea, foreshore and pools nearby, so latecomers will still find us there. We will then […]