Category: News

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. […]

Avian Flu update

The latest guidance from the RSPB is here. This includes further information on the recent outbreaks and their devastating impact on seabirds as well as advice on how you can help, including by reporting dead waterfowl (swans, ducks, geese), any seabirds or birds of prey to Defra.

Conference Organiser

Tim Squire has organised great Conferences in the past five years. The first three were in-person events at Clair Hall but when the Covid-19 pandemic struck, bringing with it all the safeguarding measures and rules, Tim valiantly arranged two on-line Conference weekends, with talks on both Saturday and Sunday. All were very well attended! Tim […]

SOS Swift Champion

Because of work commitments David Campbell has had to stand down as the SOS Swift Champion. The SOS thanks him for the enthusiasm and effort he has put into this role. Happily, Dave Boddington has agreed to take on the mantle of our Swift Champion.  Dave is a member of the SOS Scientific Committee and […]

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 […]

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