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:26/05/2024 20:54:53
Chat Forum:27/11/2023 14:06:45
Photos:26/05/2024 20:53:17
[ > 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
Spoonbill1Bowers Marsh (RSPB)26/05/2024
Red-crested Pochard1Bowers Marsh (RSPB)26/05/2024
Yellowhammer1Bowers Marsh (RSPB)26/05/2024
Garganey3Wallasea Island (RSPB)25/05/2024
Peregrine Falcon1Wallasea Island (RSPB)25/05/2024
Raven1Hadleigh Marshes25/05/2024
Scarce Emerald Damselfly4Hadleigh Marshes25/05/2024
Scarce Emerald Damselfly153Wallasea Island (RSPB)25/05/2024
Black-necked Grebe1Paglesham Lagoon24/05/2024
Turtle Dove2Lion Creek24/05/2024
Scarce Chaser2Doggetts Pits24/05/2024

for the 5 days up to .

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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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