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:22/01/2019 20:37:13
Chat Forum:17/12/2018 16:16:56
Photos:21/01/2019 17:50:45
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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
Water Pipit2Bowers Marsh (RSPB)22/01/2019
Egyptian Goose8Shoeburyness Park21/01/2019
Goosander1Wallasea Island (RSPB)21/01/2019
Hen Harrier2Wallasea Island (RSPB)21/01/2019
Merlin1Wallasea Island (RSPB)21/01/2019
Shag1Shoebury East Beach20/01/2019
Shag1Southend Pier20/01/2019
Tundra Bean Goose2Bowers Marsh (RSPB)20/01/2019
Eider2Canvey Point20/01/2019
Eider9Southend Pier20/01/2019
Hen Harrier1Lion Creek20/01/2019
Peregrine Falcon3Wallasea Island (RSPB)20/01/2019
Razorbill1Gunners Park20/01/2019
Short-eared Owl1Fleet Head20/01/2019
Short-eared Owl3Wallasea Island (RSPB)20/01/2019
Bottlenose Dolphin1Canvey Point20/01/2019
Black-throated Diver1Southend Pier19/01/2019
Great Northern Diver1Gunners Park19/01/2019
Tundra Bean Goose2Vange Marsh (RSPB)19/01/2019
White-fronted Goose5Bowers Marsh (RSPB)19/01/2019
Peregrine Falcon1Wat Tyler Country Park19/01/2019
Woodcock2Hadleigh Downs19/01/2019
Razorbill1Southend Pier19/01/2019

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