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:16/08/2018 09:37:43
Chat Forum:03/08/2018 00:25:59
Photos:15/08/2018 17:18:34
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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
Black-necked Grebe1Bowers Marsh (RSPB)15/08/2018
Peregrine Falcon1Wallasea Island (RSPB)15/08/2018
Stone Curlew1Bowers Marsh (RSPB)15/08/2018
Great White Egret1Bowers Marsh (RSPB)14/08/2018
Glossy Ibis1Bowers Marsh (RSPB)14/08/2018
Garganey1Bowers Marsh (RSPB)14/08/2018
Garganey4Vange Marsh (RSPB)14/08/2018
Yellow-legged Gull2Bowers Marsh (RSPB)14/08/2018
Kingfisher1Bowers Marsh (RSPB)14/08/2018
Barnacle Goose1Wallasea Island (RSPB)13/08/2018
Ring-necked Parakeet1Rayleigh13/08/2018
Southern Migrant Hawker1Bowers Marsh (RSPB)13/08/2018
Osprey1Rochford Golf Course12/08/2018

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Recently added:-

  • 15/05/2018 Paul Baker has completed the summary of SOG birds for Jan - Apr 2018. Read it here.
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