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:21/05/2024 20:15:29
Chat Forum:27/11/2023 14:06:45
Photos:18/05/2024 20:51:12
[ > 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
Spoonbill1Wallasea Island (RSPB)20/05/2024
Garganey1Bowers Marsh (RSPB)19/05/2024
Red-crested Pochard1Bowers Marsh (RSPB)19/05/2024
Red Kite1Canvey Wick19/05/2024
Peregrine Falcon1Bowers Marsh (RSPB)19/05/2024
Turtle Dove2Wakering Stairs19/05/2024
Nightingale4Canvey Wick19/05/2024
Nightingale5Wakering Stairs19/05/2024
Yellowhammer1Bowers Marsh (RSPB)19/05/2024
Green Hairstreak1Bowers Marsh (RSPB)19/05/2024
Egyptian Goose1Southchurch Park West18/05/2024
Red-crested Pochard1Southchurch Park West18/05/2024

for the 5 days up to .

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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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