SOS Publications


The Sussex Bird Report

Published by the Sussex Ornithological Society in November/December, the annual bird report contains:

  • a review of the year
  • the systematic list
  • escapes and feral birds
  • first and last migrant dates
  • heathland breeding birds table
  • the sussex ringing report
  • other reports and scientific papers

New members receive a free copy of the latest Sussex Bird Report as well as the one published during their year of membership. Non-members can purchase a copy for £13 (includes P & P) from Val Bentley, Lanacre, Blackgate Lane, Henfield BN5 9HA Cheques made payable to Sussex Ornithological Society, or you can pay by bank transfer – please email Val for details.


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To purchase back copies please contact Val Bentley Prices, including p&p, are: 2020, 2019, 2016, 2014, £13. 2013, 2012, 2011 £9. 2010 and earlier £4.50.

Please note that 2015, 2017 and 2018 are now unavailable.

All past reports apart from the three most recent ones are also available to download here.



Publications for Members

Members receive four issues of the SOS Newsletter each year.The Winter 2020 edition has recently been published. It includes all the latest on birding in Sussex, Society news, sightings for the period August to October 2020, articles and contributions from Society members as well of details of events for members such as mid-week walks etc.

Instead of receiving their printed quarterly newsletter through the post, members can choose to get it as a PDF file via email. Not only does this save paper (and reduce printing costs for the Society) but the electronic version, from time to time, contains more pages (including more photos of Sussex birds, taken by members) than the printed version.


If you would like to take a look at the electronic version, you can download the Summer 2020 edition by clicking here. If you would like to switch from paper to electronic newsletter, contact



Members also receive their annual copy of the award-winning Sussex Bird Report.


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