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:14/05/2021 22:47:12
Chat Forum:04/05/2021 07:19:57
Photos:12/05/2021 08:20:52
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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
Turtle Dove2Friars Park14/05/2021
Great White Egret1Bowers Marsh (RSPB)13/05/2021
Peregrine Falcon1Bowers Marsh (RSPB)13/05/2021
Nightingale8Canvey Wick13/05/2021
Grasshopper Warbler2Bowers Marsh (RSPB)13/05/2021
Egyptian Goose2Bowers Marsh (RSPB)12/05/2021
Osprey1Gunners Park12/05/2021
Egyptian Goose2Southend11/05/2021
Kingfisher1Hadleigh Downs11/05/2021
Nightingale1Wat Tyler Country Park11/05/2021
Woodchat Shrike1River Roach11/05/2021
Woodchat Shrike1Teletubby Park, Rochford11/05/2021
Lesser Redpoll1Bowers Marsh (RSPB)11/05/2021

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Recently added:-

  • 16/01/2021 Paul Baker has completed the summary of SOG birds for 2020. Read it here.
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