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:24/04/2024 13:15:33
Chat Forum:27/11/2023 14:06:45
Photos:18/04/2024 23:31:28
[ > 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
Grasshopper Warbler1Bowers Marsh (RSPB)23/04/2024
Barnacle Goose1Bowers Marsh (RSPB)22/04/2024
Ring-necked Parakeet8Canvey Wick22/04/2024
Nightingale15Canvey Wick22/04/2024
Garden Warbler1Bowers Marsh (RSPB)22/04/2024
Garden Warbler1Canvey Wick22/04/2024
Raven2Bowers Marsh (RSPB)22/04/2024
Whooper Swan2West Canvey Marsh (RSPB)21/04/2024
White-fronted Goose1Wallasea Island (RSPB)21/04/2024
Red Kite1Wakering Stairs21/04/2024
Peregrine Falcon1Wallasea Island (RSPB)21/04/2024
Short-eared Owl1Wallasea Island (RSPB)21/04/2024
Nightingale3Wakering Stairs21/04/2024
Green Hairstreak1Canvey Wick21/04/2024
Short-eared Owl1Canvey Wick20/04/2024
Yellowhammer1Bowers Marsh (RSPB)20/04/2024

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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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