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:17/07/2024 11:46:37
Chat Forum:27/11/2023 14:06:45
Photos:14/07/2024 22:17:52
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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
Spoonbill2Bowers Marsh (RSPB)16/07/2024
Egyptian Goose1West Canvey Marsh (RSPB)16/07/2024
Yellowhammer2Bowers Marsh (RSPB)16/07/2024
Wood Sandpiper1Vange Marsh (RSPB)15/07/2024
Ring-necked Parakeet2Thorpe Bay15/07/2024
Red Kite1Hadleigh Marshes14/07/2024
Scarce Emerald Damselfly2Hadleigh Marshes14/07/2024
Scarce Emerald Damselfly3Paglesham East Hall Road14/07/2024
Willow Emerald Damselfly8Hadleigh Marshes14/07/2024
Southern Migrant Hawker2Bowers Marsh (RSPB)14/07/2024
Southern Migrant Hawker1Canewdon14/07/2024
Southern Migrant Hawker1Hadleigh Marshes14/07/2024
Egyptian Goose2Rochford Golf Course13/07/2024
Scarce Emerald Damselfly35Canvey Way13/07/2024
Southern Emerald Damselfly7Canvey Way13/07/2024

for the 5 days up to .

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Recently added:-

  • 27/06/2024 Neil Chambers has updated the summary of SOG birds for January to April 2024. Read it here.
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