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Blackcap


Welcome to SDOS 

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






What We Do


  • We run field outings for members throughout the year
  • We hold indoor meetings in Shoreham during the winter months.
  • We have a private on-line discussion group for members to share sightings etc.
  • We publish a newsletter twice-yearly
  • We run a survey of garden birds throughout the year
  • New members are welcome

Our Patch

SDOS Area

Our 'Local' Area is shown shaded.

LOCAL TIDES etc

Calendar

uk holidays (Click on a heading to sort)

August

2020 

Meeting Time/ Place

Details 

T.B.C.

August Impromptu Field Outing

Thorney Island

Meet 9:30 am at corner of Thornham Lane. Small parking area. Map Ref 197/SU757 Distance 4 miles (Difficulty level: 2) Leader: Clive Hope

December

2020

Meeting Time/ Place 

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Mon 28th

Bank Holiday in lieu of Boxing Day

 

 

Sat 26th

Boxing Day

 

 

May

2020

Meeting Time/ Place 

Details 

T.B.C.

CANCELLED - April / May Impromptu Field Outing

CANCELLED - Woods Mill area

Dawn Chorus. Leader: Brianne Reeve

April

2020

Meeting Time/ Place 

Details 

Fri 24th

CANCELLED - Field Outing - Hope Gap; Cuckmere; Seaford

CANCELLED

Distance 2 miles (Difficulty level 2). Afterwards by car to Seaford; Splash Point for Kittiwakes. Leaders: Jen & Tim Holter

May

2020

Meeting Time/ Place 

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Fri 22nd

CANCELLED - Field Outing - Lavington Common

CANCELLED - 8:00 pm / Lavington Common Car Park; Map ref SU947187

Meet at 8:00 pm in Lavington Common car park; right-hand side of road. Distance 1 mile. Bring a torch. Leader: Bernie Forbes

T.B.C.

CANCELLED - May Impromptu Field Outing

CANCELLED - Woods Mill

Meet 7:30 pm in SWT Woods Mill car park. Bring torch. Map Ref 198/TQ218138. Distance 1 mile (Difficulty Level: 1). Leader: Val Bentley

April

2020

Meeting Time/ Place 

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T.B.C.

CANCELLED April Impromptu Field Outing

CANCELLED - Goring Sea Watch

Leader: Clive Hope

December

2020

Meeting Time/ Place 

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Fri 25th

Christmas Day

 

 

April

2020

Meeting Time/ Place 

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Mon 13th

Easter Monday

 

 

November

2020

Meeting Time/ Place 

Details 

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

December

2020

Meeting Time/ Place 

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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

September

2020

Meeting Time/ Place 

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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

December

2020

Meeting Time/ Place 

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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

April

2020

Meeting Time/ Place 

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Fri 10th

Good Friday

 

 

Tue 14th

Indoor Meeting - Cancelled

 

 

July

2020

Meeting Time/ Place 

Details 

T.B.C.

July Impromptu Field Outing

Highdown

Leader: Tricia Hall

September

2020

Meeting Time/ Place 

Details 

T.B.C.

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

May

2020

Meeting Time/ Place 

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Fri 8th

May Day and VE Day celebrations

 

Moved from Monday 4th

December

2020

Meeting Time/ Place 

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Tue 8th

Members' Evening

7.30pm St.Peter's Church Hall; Shoreham

 

October

2020

Meeting Time/ Place 

Details 

T.B.C.

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

May

2020

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Mon 25th

Spring Holiday

 

 

August

2020

Meeting Time/ Place 

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Mon 31st

Summer Holiday

 

 

November

2020

Meeting Time/ Place 

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Tue 10th

Talk: The North Kent Marshes by Rolf Williams

7.30pm St.Peter's Church Hall; Shoreham

 

October

2020

Meeting Time/ Place 

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Tue 13th

Talk: The Wild New Forest by Marcus Ward

7.30pm St.Peter's Church Hall; Shoreham

 

The above dates may change without warning


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