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:19/02/2019 12:43:25
Chat Forum:30/01/2019 23:17:44
Photos:17/02/2019 22:09:19
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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
Great White Egret4Paglesham Pool19/02/2019
Eider8Southend Pier19/02/2019
Short-eared Owl1Paglesham Pool19/02/2019
Coal Tit2Priory Park18/02/2019
White-fronted Goose7Bowers Marsh (RSPB)17/02/2019
Goosander2Wallasea Island (RSPB)17/02/2019
Peregrine Falcon2Paglesham Pool17/02/2019
Bullfinch1Benfleet Downs17/02/2019
Bullfinch1Wat Tyler Country Park17/02/2019
Hen Harrier1Fleet Head16/02/2019
Hen Harrier1Wallasea Island (RSPB)16/02/2019
Merlin1Wallasea Island (RSPB)16/02/2019
Peregrine Falcon2Wallasea Island (RSPB)16/02/2019
Short-eared Owl2Wallasea Island (RSPB)15/02/2019

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Recently added:-

  • 30/01/2019 Paul Baker has completed the summary of SOG birds for 2018. Read it here.
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