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:12/07/2024 21:20:50
Chat Forum:27/11/2023 14:06:45
Photos:12/07/2024 21:23:07
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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 Gull2Canvey Point12/07/2024
Arctic Tern5Canvey Point12/07/2024
Nuthatch1Belfairs Woods12/07/2024
Scarce Emerald Damselfly4Vange Marsh (RSPB)12/07/2024
White Admiral7Belfairs N.R.12/07/2024
Spoonbill1Bowers Marsh (RSPB)11/07/2024
Nuthatch1Belfairs N.R.11/07/2024
Raven1Bowers Marsh (RSPB)11/07/2024
Yellowhammer2Bowers Marsh (RSPB)11/07/2024
Scarce Emerald Damselfly1Bowers Marsh (RSPB)11/07/2024
Scarce Emerald Damselfly5Edwards Hall Park11/07/2024
White-legged Damselfly27Edwards Hall Park11/07/2024
Southern Migrant Hawker5Belfairs N.R.11/07/2024
Southern Migrant Hawker3Bowers Marsh (RSPB)11/07/2024
Southern Migrant Hawker1Victoria Road, Rayleigh11/07/2024
Silver-washed Fritillary1Belfairs N.R.11/07/2024
Spoonbill7Wallasea Island (RSPB)10/07/2024
Red-crested Pochard1Southchurch Park West10/07/2024
Peregrine Falcon1Wallasea Island (RSPB)10/07/2024

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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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