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Annual woodcock monitoring

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 Three visits to a site are required between 1st May […]

RSPB Brighton Swift Survey 2019

Our city-wide surveys over the last two years helped identify 105 nest sites for Brighton Swifts. Our 2019 survey will build on the data gathered since 2016 and will help our work to protect and expand existing colonies. We’ll be looking to monitor our known ‘hot-spot’ areas as well as increase coverage in other parts […]

BBS at Forestry Commission Woodland

The Forestry Commission is looking for able and/or aspiring birders to help record the breeding birds of our ancient Wealden woodlands across East Sussex. If you have a good ear and eye for woodland birds and can spare a few early mornings this spring then please get in touch, we would love to hear from […]

Sussex Bird Report

Assistant Editor. We are looking for a volunteer for Assistant Editor (part of the Editorial Team) of the Sussex Bird Report. Anyone interested in gaining a deeper insight into Sussex birds and a knowledge of preparation of the publication is invited to contact Peter Plant – for further details. Species Account Writers. Anyone wishing […]

South Downs National Trust Bioblitz

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 […]

National Seabird Census

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.

Scarce Breeding Birds

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 For scarce breeding species in Sussex, please do not publish locations on social media, including this website, unless the sites are well-known and protected.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 […]

Sussex Bird Report 2018 – Call for Photos

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 […]

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