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SOS Marsh Tit survey 2021

The 2020 Marsh Tit survey had to be abandoned mid-way through 2020 due to the first Covid-19 lockdown. Nevertheless 29 squares were surveyed, although in some of these only one of the two planned visits were made. The survey has now been cautiously restarted in a manner consistent with government rules and BTO guidance. All […]

BTO Heronries Census 2021

Some heronries in Sussex will be active already this year. Due to the difficult and unpredictable circumstances this year some heronries and egret and cormorant nesting colonies may not be counted as usual. All birdwatchers in Sussex are encouraged to report any signs that they see when out and about in their local areas that […]

SOS YouTube channel

We are delighted to launch this new service from the SOS. The first video is, very appropriately, about the SOS emblem, the Stonechat. To help you through lockdown, Clare Buckle, Secretary to the SOS Scientific Committee and an accomplished artist and teacher of art, has very generously created this video showing you how to draw […]

Annual breeding woodcock monitoring 2021

New volunteers in Sussex are being sought to help to monitor national breeding woodcock numbers (subject to any travel or other restrictions in place at the time). Annual monitoring of roding woodcocks has taken place at a number of sites across the UK each year since 2003; a summary of the results can be found […]

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