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:19/04/2021 22:57:05
Chat Forum:18/02/2021 18:03:11
Photos:18/04/2021 21:34:31
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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
Egyptian Goose3Canvey Wick19/04/2021
Egyptian Goose2West Canvey Marsh (RSPB)19/04/2021
Red Kite1Canvey Wick19/04/2021
Grey Partridge1Airport Business Park19/04/2021
Nightingale6Canvey Wick19/04/2021
Raven1River Roach19/04/2021
Lesser Redpoll7Canvey Wick19/04/2021
Cattle Egret6South Fambridge18/04/2021
Jack Snipe1Vange Marsh (RSPB)18/04/2021
Water Pipit1Vange Marsh (RSPB)18/04/2021
Spoonbill1Wallasea Island (RSPB)17/04/2021
Peregrine Falcon1Vange Marsh (RSPB)17/04/2021
Grey Partridge1Fleet Head17/04/2021
Black Redstart1Benfleet17/04/2021
Redpoll sp.1Canvey Wick17/04/2021
Egyptian Goose2Rochford Golf Course16/04/2021

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  • 16/01/2021 Paul Baker has completed the summary of SOG birds for 2020. Read it here.
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