South Downs National Trust are running a wild life camp out for staff and volunteers on Newtimber Hill across the weekend of the 18th and 19th of May. Is anybody interested in joining them to help record the dawn chorus? Camping and breakfast will be provided. Contact Helen Osorio Membership and Visitor Welcome Manager Helen.Fitzgerald@nationaltrust.org.uk […]
There is a national seabird census and the focus this year and next is on breeding gulls in urban areas. The survey is simple – only one visit needed. But there are lots of urban sites in Sussex to cover so we need lots of volunteers. Can you help? Click Here for more details.
Now is the ideal time to sign up to take part in the BTO Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) and to come along to an informal practice session along with other volunteers. This national monitoring scheme is administered by the BTO and jointly funded by the BTO, JNCC and RSPB. It has been running since 1994 […]
The breeding season is already underway for some birds. Please respect the special protection for species listed in Schedule 1 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (see list here). For scarce breeding species in Sussex, please do not publish locations on social media, including this website, unless the sites are well-known and protected. If […]
SOS – Countywide survey in 60 tetrads Volunteers needed – can you help? Two morning visits in May/June and June/July. The Turtle Dove is one of the most rapidly declining species in UK and elsewhere in northern Europe, we want to find out how it is faring in Sussex. The objective of this project is […]
It’s that time of year where I start to compile images taken throughout 2018 for the annual bird report. If you have any images taken last year (and in Sussex) that you would like to see included in the 2018 report, please send the high resolution/original file to me with the species, location and date […]
Surveyor needed urgently from 2019 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 nineteen years and we are now in need of a surveyor for the important site of Lynchmere […]
Please note the time of this walk is 9.30am NOT 2pm as printed in the Programme card.
SOS – Countywide survey in 60 tetrads Volunteers needed – can you help? Two morning visits in May/June and June/July Click here for details.
Now 18 Teams (surely a record?) have completed their Race, and the totals stand at 107 Ruff ‘n’ready (Tim Squire, Josh MacCallum Stewart) 97 The Martlets (Peter Plant, Hugh Horne, Peter Davis, Sophie May Lewis, Gary Trew) 96 Dynamic Duo (Elliot Chandler, John Thorogood) 96 Mike’s Mergansers (Mike English, Jan Jupp, Lesley Milward, Mike Russell, […]