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Favourite Sussex Birds

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 I defined ‘Sussex birds’ as species which breed regularly in Sussex. Sorry, but historic records of nesting by […]

SOS Photography Competition

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 […]

SOS Fieldworkers Meeting cancelled

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 […]

SOS AGM – Saturday July 18th

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 if you want to attend. (Please remember that if you have already voted you will not be able to vote on the day).

SOS Survey Strategy review

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.

Heronries and egret colonies: records wanted

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 […]

Share and Learn Birdsong via Zoom 

  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 […]

Society Reports for 2019

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

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