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:05/12/2021 20:26:11
Chat Forum:03/06/2021 11:04:06
Photos:05/12/2021 22:07:57
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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
Egyptian Goose2Stambridge Mills05/12/2021
Eider6Canvey Point05/12/2021
Razorbill10Canvey Point05/12/2021
Yellowhammer2Hampton Barns05/12/2021
Great Northern Diver1Canvey Point04/12/2021
Great Northern Diver2Gunners Park04/12/2021
Spoonbill1Wallasea Island (RSPB)04/12/2021
Hen Harrier1Wallasea Island (RSPB)04/12/2021
Woodcock1Wallasea Island (RSPB)04/12/2021
Short-eared Owl2Wallasea Island (RSPB)04/12/2021
Raven2South Fambridge04/12/2021
Siskin2Gunners Park04/12/2021
Merlin1Wallasea Island (RSPB)03/12/2021
Coal Tit1Victoria Road, Rayleigh03/12/2021
Peregrine Falcon1Canvey Point02/12/2021
Long-eared Owl1Rochford02/12/2021

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Recently added:-

  • 15/11/2021 Paul Baker has completed the summary of SOG birds for January to October 2021. Read it here.
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