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:12/04/2024 19:59:11
Chat Forum:27/11/2023 14:06:45
Photos:10/04/2024 20:05:56
[ > 48 hrs ago, within last 48 hrs, within last 24 hrs]

Bird Headlines

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
Cattle Egret1West Canvey Marsh (RSPB)12/04/2024
Spoonbill2Wallasea Island (RSPB)12/04/2024
Barnacle Goose1West Canvey Marsh (RSPB)12/04/2024
Nightingale10Canvey Wick12/04/2024
Red Kite1Bowers Marsh (RSPB)11/04/2024
Short-eared Owl1Wat Tyler Country Park11/04/2024
Siskin2Coombe Wood11/04/2024
Hummingbird Hawkmoth1Canewdon11/04/2024
Barnacle Goose1Bowers Marsh (RSPB)10/04/2024
Egyptian Goose1Doggetts Pits10/04/2024
Hen Harrier1Oxenham Farm10/04/2024
Merlin1Canvey Wick10/04/2024
Ring Ouzel1Oxenham Farm10/04/2024
Raven1South Fambridge09/04/2024
Siskin1South Fambridge09/04/2024
Garganey2South Fambridge08/04/2024
Peregrine Falcon1Canvey Wick08/04/2024
Short-eared Owl1South Fambridge08/04/2024
Garden Warbler1Canvey Wick08/04/2024

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Recently added:-

  • 29/02/2024 Paul Baker and Neil Chambers have updated the summary of SOG birds for 2023. Read it here.
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