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 For scarce breeding species in Sussex, please do not publish locations on social media, including this website, unless the sites are well-known and protected.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, […]
If you are planning to do the Race – remember it has to be during the first two weeks of January – don’t forget to let me know and to ask for a Race pack. My team are up for it again! Val Bentley: firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 01273 494723
We need a couple more people to carry out some Brent Geese surveys around Pagham/Medmerry. The purpose of the surveys is to plot which fields Brent Geese (and key waders) forage on, so the survey will be a mix of driving around to see if there any target species on the fields that you can […]
There are still places at the Annual Conference for SOS members on Saturday 26th January at Clair Hall, Haywards Heath. Tim Squire has put together a really interesting programme: Mark Mallalieu on the extraordinary influx of Hawfinches in the winter of 2017/18 (he seems to be finding more this winter!), Rachel White from Brighton University […]