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Conference fully booked

Those few remaining places have now been taken, so if there is anyone else wishing to come I will keep a waiting list and will contact them, maybe at short notice, if there is a cancellation. Hence, if anyone has booked and finds they are unable to come for any reason, please let me know […]

SOS Conference 27th January 2018

Please note that as at 29th December there are only a handful of places left, so if any members were planning to come, but have been tardy in sending their booking form & payment, please contact Val Bentley asap on chetsford@talk21com or 01273 494723.  It will very soon be “waiting list” time!

Great White Egrets

With increasing numbers of Great White Egrets being seen in Sussex each year, the SOS Records Committee (SOSRC) and Scientific Committee have concluded that, as from 1 January 2018, descriptions/photos of this species will not be needed to support records in any part of the county.  The Sussex Bird Report 2016 includes Great White Egret […]

New Year Bird Race

Yes, it really is nearly 2018 and time to gird up your metaphorical loins for another Race.  The 2017 Race was really successful, with 17 teams taking part, and a total of £2,525,35 given in donations. Ted Merrikin, our Treasurer, was very diligent in hunting down Gift Aid, so the final total raised for conservation […]

SOS Conference Saturday Jan 27th 2018

A reminder that the Annual Conference for SOS members is at Clair Hall, Haywards Heath on 27th January next year. The speakers are:   Mark Avery Title: An End to Raptor Persecution in our Uplands Mark Avery was Conservation Director at the RSPB for 13 years and is now an environmental campaigner famous for fighting to […]

Hawfinch Diet Project

We are currently involved in a PhD study investigating Hawfinch diet through faecal DNA analysis and in need of a reference DNA sample from a Hawfinch – the easiest way to obtain this is from a freshly dead (or fresh when frozen) bird or bird remains. If anyone comes across or hears about one (cat, […]

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