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:22/04/2019 17:47:45
Chat Forum:30/01/2019 23:17:44
Photos:21/04/2019 23:27:21
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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
Mandarin Duck1Southchurch Park East22/04/2019
Little Ringed Plover2Bowers Marsh (RSPB)22/04/2019
Nightingale2Wakering Stairs22/04/2019
Grasshopper Warbler1Bowers Marsh (RSPB)22/04/2019
Short-eared Owl1Bowers Marsh (RSPB)21/04/2019
Nightingale3Canvey Wick21/04/2019
Peregrine Falcon1Fleet Head20/04/2019
Short-eared Owl1Wallasea Island (RSPB)20/04/2019
Peregrine Falcon1Bowers Marsh (RSPB)19/04/2019
Peregrine Falcon2Westcliff19/04/2019
Kingfisher1Hadleigh Downs19/04/2019
Peregrine Falcon2River Roach18/04/2019
White Wagtail1Gunners Park18/04/2019

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Recently added:-

  • 30/01/2019 Paul Baker has completed the summary of SOG birds for 2018. Read it here.
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