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:30/09/2020 15:19:05
Chat Forum:28/04/2020 13:53:06
Photos:28/09/2020 22:19:39
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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
Siskin15Hadleigh Downs30/09/2020
Redpoll sp.10Victoria Road, Rayleigh30/09/2020
Cattle Egret3Wat Tyler Country Park29/09/2020
Peregrine Falcon1Wat Tyler Country Park29/09/2020
Kingfisher2Gunners Park29/09/2020
Kingfisher1Wat Tyler Country Park29/09/2020
Siskin4Gunners Park29/09/2020
Lesser Redpoll1Canewdon29/09/2020
Great White Egret2Bowers Marsh (RSPB)28/09/2020
Barnacle Goose20South Fambridge28/09/2020
Eider1Canvey Point28/09/2020
Peregrine Falcon3Canvey Point28/09/2020
Peregrine Falcon1South Fambridge28/09/2020
Crane2Belton Hills28/09/2020
Crane2Canvey Point28/09/2020
Kingfisher1Two Tree Island (East)28/09/2020
Kingfisher1Two Tree Island (West)28/09/2020
Redstart2Gunners Park28/09/2020
Raven2Two Tree Island (West)28/09/2020
Siskin2South Benfleet28/09/2020
Shag1Gunners Park27/09/2020
Shag1Southend Pier27/09/2020
Merlin1Canvey Point27/09/2020
Pomarine Skua1Canvey Point27/09/2020
Pomarine Skua1Gunners Park27/09/2020
Long-tailed Skua1Canvey Point27/09/2020
Arctic Tern18Canvey Point27/09/2020
Puffin4Canvey Point27/09/2020
Sooty Shearwater1Canvey Point26/09/2020
Sooty Shearwater1Gunners Park26/09/2020

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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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