Southend Ornithological Group


The Southend Ornithological Group (SOG) is an informal group of birders who watch and record birds from sites in the Southend area of Essex, England. Some areas of this website, such as record submission and the chat forum, are restricted to known SOG birders.

For news of recent observations, click Bird News.

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Bird News:27/08/2016 23:21:48
Chat Forum:24/08/2016 15:49:52
Photos:27/08/2016 23:05:43
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Interesting birds seen in the last 5 days, most recent first. Amber indicates scarce, red indicates rare (Essex requires notes or a description).

SpeciesMax. CountLocationLast Reported
Sooty Shearwater1Canvey Point27/08/2016
Curlew Sandpiper5Potton Creek27/08/2016
Lesser Yellowlegs1Vange Marsh (RSPB)27/08/2016
Little Gull3Canvey Point27/08/2016
Sabine's Gull1Canvey Point27/08/2016
Arctic Tern22Canvey Point27/08/2016
Black Tern5Canvey Point27/08/2016
Bearded Tit6Vange Marsh (RSPB)27/08/2016
Great White Egret1Vange Marsh (RSPB)26/08/2016
Glossy Ibis1Vange Marsh (RSPB)26/08/2016
Barnacle Goose3Wallasea Island (RSPB)26/08/2016
Little Ringed Plover4Wallasea Island (RSPB)26/08/2016
Little Stint3Wallasea Island (RSPB)26/08/2016
Curlew Sandpiper1Tewke's Creek26/08/2016
Curlew Sandpiper2Wallasea Island (RSPB)26/08/2016
Tree Pipit2Fleet Head26/08/2016
Spotted Flycatcher1Tewke's Creek26/08/2016
Southern Migrant Hawker1West Canvey Marsh (RSPB)26/08/2016
Kingfisher1Gunners Park25/08/2016
Southern Migrant Hawker1Vange Marsh (RSPB)25/08/2016
Peregrine Falcon1Two Tree Island (West)24/08/2016
Curlew Sandpiper3Two Tree Island (West)24/08/2016
Tree Pipit1Gunners Park24/08/2016
Garden Warbler2Gunners Park24/08/2016
Spotted Flycatcher3Gunners Park24/08/2016

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Recently added:-

  • 06/02/2016 Paul Baker has completed the summary of SOG birds for 2015. Read it here.
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