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Corn Bunting

Welcome to SDOS 

For everyone interested in birds in and around Shoreham-By-Sea, West Sussex


Inevitably our meetings programme has been severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and the consequent need to follow Government guidelines.All events listed in the Calendar and on our Programme are subject to change, possibly at short notice. Such changes will be announced to our User Group subscribers.

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 Patch


Our 'Local' Area is shown shaded

Our Meetings

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Meeting Time/ Place


Thu 20th

August Impromptu Field Outing

Thorney Island

ATTENDANCE IS ONLY POSSIBLE BY BEING SUCCESSFULLY SELECTED IN A DRAW OF MEMBERS WISHING TO ATTEND - Meet 8:30 am (not 9:30 am as stated on the outings card) at corner of Thornham Lane. Small parking area. Map Ref 197/SU757 Distance 4 miles (Difficulty level: 2) Leader: Clive Hope. MEMBERS ARE DEEMED TO HAVE READ AND AGREED WITH THE OUTINGS GUIDELINES THAT HAVE BEEN EMAILED TO THEM

Mon 31st

Summer Holiday





Meeting Time/ Place 



Late September / October Impromptu Field Outing

River Adur Walk

Meet at Ropetackle Arts Centre; Shoreham. Map Ref 198/TQ212050 Distance 2 miles. Free car parking at Adur Recreation Ground. Leader: Tony Benton

Sat 5th

Field Outing - Cissbury Ring

Car parking area on left of road by Nepcote Green

Meet at 9.00 am Map Ref 198/TQ127085. Distance 3 miles (Difficulty level 2). Leader: Clive Hope



Meeting Time/ Place 



October Impromptu Field Outing

Goring Gap & Ferring Rife

Meet 9:30 am at the bottom of Sea Lane; Ferring. Map Ref 198/TQ100016. Distance 2 - 3 miles (Difficulty Level 1 - 2) Leader: Clive Hope

Tue 13th

Talk: The Wild New Forest by Marcus Ward

7.30pm St.Peter's Church Hall; Shoreham




Meeting Time/ Place 


Tue 10th

Talk: The North Kent Marshes by Rolf Williams

7.30pm St.Peter's Church Hall; Shoreham


Sat 28th

Field Outing - Beeding Brooks

Pound Lane; Upper Beeding just before stables

Meet at 2.00 pm Map Ref 198/TQ197111 Distance 3 miles (Difficulty level 3 NB Some stiles on walk / Bring wellies). Leader: Terry Goble



Meeting Time/ Place 


Sat 5th

Field Outing - Burpham & The Burgh

The Triangle. Peppering Lane; Burpham

Meet at 1:30 pm. Map Ref 197/TQ042095. Distance 3 miles (Difficulty level 3). Leader: Bernie Forbes

Tue 8th

Members' Evening

7.30pm St.Peter's Church Hall; Shoreham


Fri 25th

Christmas Day



Sat 26th

Boxing Day



Mon 28th

Bank Holiday in lieu of Boxing Day



Wed 30th

Field Outing - Seasonal Gathering

Shoreham Beach

Meet at 9:30 in the lay-by car park on LHS just before sailing club by the river. Map Ref 198/TQ231049. Distance 1 mile (Difficulty level 1). Leaders: SDOS Council

The above dates may change without warning