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SOS Virtual Talks in March

The Society is delighted to announce that, after the very popular Conference talks, there will be further SOS virtual talks next month. As we become ever more aware of the threats facing Sussex’s birds, the first talk, at 19:00 on Wed 2 March, is a very timely one by Richard Cowser on the work of the […]

Annual breeding woodcock monitoring 2022

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 number of sites across the UK each year since 2003; a summary of the results can be found at http://www.bto.org/volunteer-surveys/woodcock-survey/results. Three visits to a site are required between 1st May […]

John Reaney Watercolour for sale

  An original painting by John Reaney (dec’ d) of a Marsh Harrier alarming Coots. John was a keen long-standing member of SOS and his artwork is in the 1996 Avifauna of Sussex Birds. He was also a member of the Society of Wildlife Artists who exhibit annually at the Mall Gallery. When purchased in […]

Avian influenza (bird flu)

This winter, we are facing the worst outbreak of bird flu we have known and if this outbreak follows previous patterns there is likely to be a larger peak later in the winter. Impacts are already significant in the north of England and Scotland for Svalbard Barnacle Geese. The infection in wild birds is now […]

SOS New Year Bird Race 2022

NEW YEAR BIRD RACE 2022  January 2021 saw a pandemic-affected Race where it was only individuals or teams of two who could take part, and they had to stay local. However, 15 “teams” raised nearly £1200 through donations and sponsorship, and amassed a species list of 119. Living near one of the coastal hotspots was […]

Center Parcs proposed development

The SOS has combined with the Woodland Trust, CPRE Sussex, SWT and the RSPB to issue the following Joint Press Release (Click Here) opposing Center Parcs’ plans to site a new holiday village in Oldhouse Warren, alongside the M23. This press release is being sent to national and Sussex press and TV. Although Oldhouse Warren […]

Sussex Bird Report 2020: minor corrections

The Sussex Bird Report, No. 73, 2020 Fingers crossed this report will prove relatively error-free, but please note the following. Long-tailed Tit. The last sentence on page 145 should read: ‘During the GBW they were recorded in 61% of gardens surveyed with an average peak count of four. [JA Hobson]’ Northern Treecreeper: the text on […]

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