Welcome to SDOS

For everyone with an interest in birds and nature in and around Shoreham-By-Sea, West Sussex




Adur Estuary

Adur Estuary

Our Society


SDOS provides a social focus for birding and related natural history interests in the Shoreham area. We organise monthly winter talks and field trips throughout the year. We engage in local habitat conservation and work with the community. We have a membersí email user group and a developing social media presence. Our mission is to maintain and enhance our membersí interest in birds and natural habitats, whatever their initial level of expertise.

Our Birdwatching

SDOS Area

Click on the map for more information on birdwatching sites in and around our recording area (shaded)


Our Meetings

Other calendars: uk holidays

October

2022

Meeting Time/ Place

Details 

Sat 1st

Field Outing: Adur Estuary SSSI

11:00 at the Ropetackle slipway, Shoreham BN43 5DB

We expect to focus on gulls and waders; with the possibility of Kingfisher. There will also be an opportunity to hear about some of the conservation challenges and threats facing the SSSI. This walk is very suitable for beginners.Risk Assessment RA07 . Leader:Tony Benton

Wed 5th

Field Outing - Goring Gap

Meet at 0830 at sea end of Sea Lane Ferring. Map Ref: 197/TQ101016 Dist 3 mls [2]

 

Tue 11th

Talk - The Wonder of Migration

7:30pm - St Nicholas & St Mary C.E. Primary School, Shoreham

Presented by Mike Russell

November

2022

Meeting Time/ Place 

Details 

T.B.C.

Field Outing - Beeding Brooks

 

Leader - Terry Goble

T.B.C.

Field Outing:West Dean Woods

 

Leader Bernie Forbes

Tue 8th

Talk - Warnham Nature Reserve

7:30pm St Nicholas & St Mary C.E. Primary School, Shoreham

This is a change to the published programme.

December

2022

Meeting Time/ Place 

Details 

Sat 10th

Field Outing - Burpham & The Burgh

Meet at 1330 hr at The Triangle, Peppering Lane , Burpham. Map Ref.197/TQ042095

Distance 4 miles. Leader : Bernie Forbes

Sun 25th

Christmas Day

 

 

Mon 26th

Boxing Day

 

 

Tue 27th

Bank Holiday in lieu of Christmas Day

 

 

Fri 30th

Field Outing - Shoreham Beach &, Widewater

Meet 9:30 am in the lay-by car park on the left just before the sailing club by the river, Shoreham Beach. Map Ref: 198/TQ231049 Dist 1 ml [1]

Leaders: Members of SDOS Council

January

2023

Meeting Time/ Place 

Details 

Sun 1st

New Year's Day

 

 

Mon 2nd

New Year's Day Observed

 

 

April

2023

Meeting Time/ Place 

Details 

Fri 7th

Good Friday

 

 

Mon 10th

Easter Monday

 

 

May

2023

Meeting Time/ Place 

Details 

Mon 1st

Early May Bank Holiday

 

 

Mon 29th

Spring Bank Holiday

 

 

August

2023

Meeting Time/ Place 

Details 

Mon 28th

Summer Bank Holiday

 

 

The above dates may change without warning


All events listed in the Calendar and on our Programme are subject to change, possibly at short notice. Any such changes will be notified to members by email..