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:15/08/2022 10:37:30
Chat Forum:01/02/2022 21:24:34
Photos:11/08/2022 10:39:40
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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 Egret1Bowers Marsh (RSPB)14/08/2022
Spoonbill2Bowers Marsh (RSPB)14/08/2022
Peregrine Falcon1Bowers Marsh (RSPB)14/08/2022
Wood Sandpiper3Bowers Marsh (RSPB)14/08/2022
Little Tern21Wakering Stairs14/08/2022
Coal Tit1Coombe Wood14/08/2022
Nuthatch2Coombe Wood14/08/2022
Willow Emerald Damselfly1South Fambridge14/08/2022
Cattle Egret1Bowers Marsh (RSPB)13/08/2022
Merlin1West Canvey Marsh (RSPB)13/08/2022
Little Ringed Plover2Vange Marsh (RSPB)13/08/2022
Curlew Sandpiper1Two Tree Island (West)13/08/2022
Yellow-legged Gull1Bowers Marsh (RSPB)13/08/2022
Willow Emerald Damselfly3Bowers Marsh (RSPB)13/08/2022
Southern Migrant Hawker1Bowers Marsh (RSPB)13/08/2022
Southern Migrant Hawker2South Fambridge13/08/2022
Southern Migrant Hawker1Vange Marsh (RSPB)13/08/2022
Red Kite1Bowers Marsh (RSPB)12/08/2022
Whinchat1Bowers Marsh (RSPB)12/08/2022
Willow Emerald Damselfly6Doggetts Pits12/08/2022
Egyptian Goose9Gunners Park11/08/2022

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Recently added:-

  • 14/06/2022 Paul Baker has completed the summary of SOG birds for 2022 January to May. Read it here.
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