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:20/09/2021 17:31:07
Chat Forum:03/06/2021 11:04:06
Photos:17/09/2021 15:10:05
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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
Little Gull1Canvey Point20/09/2021
Black Tern3Canvey Point20/09/2021
Willow Emerald Damselfly2South Fambridge19/09/2021
Great White Egret1Vange Marsh (RSPB)18/09/2021
Ruddy Shelduck2Wallasea Island (RSPB)18/09/2021
Osprey1Wallasea Island (RSPB)18/09/2021
Peregrine Falcon1Bowers Marsh (RSPB)18/09/2021
Little Stint2Vange Marsh (RSPB)18/09/2021
Whinchat1Wallasea Island (RSPB)18/09/2021
Willow Emerald Damselfly4Rochford18/09/2021
Purple Heron1Bowers Marsh (RSPB)17/09/2021
Peregrine Falcon1Wallasea Island (RSPB)17/09/2021
Willow Emerald Damselfly6Doggetts Pits17/09/2021
Cattle Egret4Wat Tyler Country Park16/09/2021
Great White Egret2Wat Tyler Country Park16/09/2021
Peregrine Falcon1Wat Tyler Country Park16/09/2021
Nuthatch2Coombe Wood16/09/2021

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Recently added:-

  • 23/05/2021 Paul Baker has completed the summary of SOG birds for January to April 2021. Read it here.
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