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:25/06/2024 18:57:07
Chat Forum:27/11/2023 14:06:45
Photos:24/06/2024 10:20:53
[ > 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)25/06/2024
Scarce Emerald Damselfly3Bowers Marsh (RSPB)25/06/2024
Yellowhammer2Bowers Marsh (RSPB)24/06/2024
Spoonbill10Wallasea Island (RSPB)23/06/2024
Short-eared Owl1West Canvey Marsh (RSPB)23/06/2024
Scarce Emerald Damselfly6Benfleet Downs23/06/2024
Scarce Emerald Damselfly268Wallasea Island (RSPB)23/06/2024
Southern Emerald Damselfly1Benfleet Downs23/06/2024
Southern Emerald Damselfly14Wallasea Island (RSPB)23/06/2024
Willow Emerald Damselfly1Benfleet Downs23/06/2024
Southern Migrant Hawker1Benfleet Downs23/06/2024
Red Kite1South Fambridge22/06/2024
Nuthatch1Edwards Hall Park22/06/2024
Scarce Emerald Damselfly1Edwards Hall Park22/06/2024
White-legged Damselfly61Edwards Hall Park22/06/2024
Southern Migrant Hawker30Hockley Woods22/06/2024
Southern Migrant Hawker1Rochford Golf Course22/06/2024
Southern Emerald Damselfly1Hockley Woods21/06/2024

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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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