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:18/09/2020 16:06:45
Chat Forum:28/04/2020 13:53:06
Photos:17/09/2020 16:56:36
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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
Peregrine Falcon1Wallasea Island (RSPB)18/09/2020
Kingfisher1Gunners Park18/09/2020
Kingfisher1Wallasea Island (RSPB)18/09/2020
Manx Shearwater2Canvey Point17/09/2020
Manx Shearwater1Canvey Seafront17/09/2020
Osprey1Canvey Point17/09/2020
Osprey1Canvey Seafront17/09/2020
Merlin1Wallasea Island (RSPB)17/09/2020
Peregrine Falcon1Bowers Marsh (RSPB)17/09/2020
Little Ringed Plover2Vange Marsh (RSPB)17/09/2020
Short-eared Owl1Canvey Point17/09/2020
Short-eared Owl1Canvey Seafront17/09/2020
Redstart1Gunners Park17/09/2020
Whinchat1Bowers Marsh (RSPB)17/09/2020
Siskin20Gunners Park17/09/2020
Sooty Shearwater1Canvey Point16/09/2020
Kingfisher1Bowers Marsh (RSPB)16/09/2020
Willow Emerald Damselfly1Canewdon16/09/2020
Short-eared Owl1Wallasea Island (RSPB)15/09/2020

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Recently added:-

  • 09/05/2020 Paul Baker has completed the summary of SOG birds for 2019. Read it here.
  • 09/05/2020 and 2020 Jan - April Read it here.
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