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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to attend. (Please remember that if you have already voted you will not be able to vote on the day).
Volunteers with Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) squares have the option to survey their squares for butterflies during July and August, as part of the Wider Countryside Butterfly Survey (WCBS) which is a collaboration between the BTO and Butterfly Conservation. Volunteers taking on new squares now can take part in the WCBS and then have the […]
SOS Fieldworkers Meeting October 3rd 2020 Several members have enquired whether we are still planning to go ahead with the SOS Fieldworkers Meeting on October 3rd, 2020. As it stands now the answer is yes, we are hoping to be able to go ahead but we will be reviewing the situation in July. Covid […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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
The RSPB were hoping to share this information at the AGM about how SOS funding is being used. Due to the current situation this will not be possible but you can read the report by clicking here.
Volunteers for this survey are asked to follow current government guidance. This survey can take place in 2020 during May and June at a reduced level with just two visits. New volunteers in Sussex are being sought to help to monitor national breeding woodcock numbers. Annual monitoring of roding woodcocks has taken place at a […]
Volunteers for this survey are asked to follow current government guidance. This survey can take place in 2020 during May and June at a reduced level with just one visit. This national monitoring scheme is administered by the BTO and jointly funded by the BTO, JNCC and RSPB. It has been running since 1994 and […]