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:22/01/2022 18:26:02
Chat Forum:03/06/2021 11:04:06
Photos:20/01/2022 14:36:19
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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
Spoonbill3Wallasea Island (RSPB)22/01/2022
Barnacle Goose4Wallasea Island (RSPB)22/01/2022
Pale-bellied Brent Goose1Wallasea Island (RSPB)22/01/2022
Hen Harrier2Wallasea Island (RSPB)22/01/2022
Woodcock1Hockley Woods22/01/2022
Short-eared Owl1Wallasea Island (RSPB)22/01/2022
Nuthatch4Hockley Woods22/01/2022
Twite2Wallasea Island (RSPB)22/01/2022
Hawfinch1Hockley Woods22/01/2022
Lapland Bunting1Wallasea Island (RSPB)22/01/2022
White-fronted Goose7Wallasea Island (RSPB)21/01/2022
Egyptian Goose2River Roach21/01/2022
Peregrine Falcon2West Canvey Marsh (RSPB)21/01/2022
Jack Snipe2Wallasea Island (RSPB)21/01/2022
Water Pipit1River Roach21/01/2022
Brambling2River Roach21/01/2022
White-fronted Goose5Bowers Marsh (RSPB)20/01/2022
White-fronted Goose2West Canvey Marsh (RSPB)20/01/2022
Grey Partridge1Fleet Head20/01/2022
Razorbill1Southend Pier20/01/2022
Snow Bunting1Roper's farm20/01/2022
Woodcock1Hadleigh Downs19/01/2022
Merlin1Roper's farm18/01/2022
Peregrine Falcon1Wallasea Island (RSPB)18/01/2022
Little Gull1Canvey Point18/01/2022
Kingfisher1Roper's farm18/01/2022

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Recently added:-

  • 15/11/2021 Paul Baker has completed the summary of SOG birds for January to October 2021. Read it here.
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