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Welcome to SDOS 

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




Covid-19

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. Any such changes will be notified to members by email..



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 members’ email user group and a developing social media presence. Our mission is to maintain and enhance our members’ 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

May

2022 

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T.B.C.

Woods Mill SWT (Dawn Chorus)

 

Leader: Brianne Reeve

April

2022

Meeting Time/ Place 

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Tue 12th

Talk - Wader Quest

7:30pm, On-line by Zoom

Presented by Rick Simpson

October

2022

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Tue 11th

Talk - The Wonder of Migration

7:30pm - Location T.B.A.

Presented by Mike Russell

February

2022

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Tue 8th

Talk - Papua New Guinea

7:30pm, On-line by Zoom

Presented by Matt Eade

November

2022

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Tue 8th

Talk - Costa Rica

7:30pm Location T.B.A.

Presented by Bernie Forbes

August

2022

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Mon 29th

Summer bank holiday

 

 

June

2022

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Thu 2nd

Spring bank holiday

 

 

Fri 3rd

Queen's Platinum Jubilee

 

 

February

2022

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Sat 5th

Outing:- Henfield Area

Meet at 9 at the Downslink Car Park, Upper Station Road (Just past the Old Railway pub) Map Ref TQ205161

Leader Val Bentley. Please wear waterproof footwear – wellies recommended. The walk will take approx. 4 hours. No toilets on site; but there are public toilets in the High Street by the bus shelter

Wed 9th

Outing - Waltham Brooks

Meet at 9:30am on on Brook Lane, Coldwaltham, TQ02543 16119 (50 56 07 N 000 32 31W)

Leader Roger Smith. Parking on Brook Lane; Coldwaltham can be limited; but it is always possible to park in the lower roads of Coldwaltham village and walk east along Brook Lane to cross the railway bridge. Wellingtons or boots advisable. Following the circuit of Waltham Brooks we will relocate by car for an hour or so to the Rackham viewing points for views of Amberley Wild Brooks. The Arun valley is subject to episodes of substantial flooding so the exact itinerary will be determined on the day.

March

2022

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T.B.C.

Outing - Bird Ringing at Cissbury

 

Leader - Val Bentley

February

2022

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T.B.C.

Outing - Arlington Reservoir

 

 

January

2023

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Mon 2nd

New Year's Day Observed

 

 

Sun 1st

New Year's Day

 

 

April

2022

Meeting Time/ Place 

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T.B.C.

Goring Sea Watch

 

Leader: Clive Hope

Fri 15th

Good Friday

 

 

August

2022

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Mon 1st

Field outing: Torney Island

 

Leader: Clive Hope

November

2022

Meeting Time/ Place 

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T.B.C.

Field Outing:West Dean Woods

 

Leader Bernie Forbes

October

2022

Meeting Time/ Place 

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T.B.C.

Field Outing: River Adur

 

Leader:Tony Benton

May

2022

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T.B.C.

Field Outing - Stanmer Park

 

Leader: Tony Benton

December

2022

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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

April

2022

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Wed 27th

Field Outing - SWT Old Lodge

Meet at 8:15 at meet at SWT Old Lodge, Map ref:TQ469306 TN22 3JD

For more information about Old Lodge see https://sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk/visit/old-lodge

May

2022

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T.B.C.

Field Outing - North Henfield

 

Leader: Tony Benton

June

2022

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Wed 1st

Field Outing - Lavington Common

Meet 8pm in Lavington Common car park ,right- hand side of road. Map Ref.197/SU947187-Distance 1 mile

Meet 8pm in Lavington Common car parFor Nightjars and Woodcock. Bring torch. Leader Bernie Forbes (Tel 07852820886)

May

2022

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Sat 21st

Field Outing - Iping Common

Meet 9am at Iping Common car park on Elsted Road just before A272 junction. Map Ref: 197/SU852219 Dist 3 mls [1]

Leader: Simon Moffatt

April

2022

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Sat 23rd

Field Outing - Hope Gap/Cuckmere/Seaford

Meet at 8:15 am at South Hill Barn, approaching from Chyngton Way. Map Ref: 199/TV505980 Dist 3 mls [2/3].

Afterwards by car to Splash Point for Kittiwakes Leaders Jen & Tim Holter

July

2022

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T.B.C.

Field Outing - Holingbury Wild Park/Camp

 

Leader: Peter Whitcomb

October

2022

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Wed 5th

Field Outing - Goring Gap

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

 

September

2022

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Sat 3rd

Field Outing - Cissbury Gallops &, Shepherd's Mead

Meet 8:15 am at car parking area on the left of the road by Nepcote Green, Findon. Map Ref: 198/TQ127085.

Bring Lunch. After lunch we will relocate to Storrington Rise Car Park Findon Valley; Map Ref: TQ129078 for visit to Shepherds Mead. Dist 2 mls [2]

March

2022

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Thu 3rd

Field Outing - Chichester Area

Meet 09:00hr at Chichester Marina Public free Car Park. Map Ref. 197/SU836010

Leader - Bernie Forbes. - Distance 3.5 miles(in 2 parts)All day-bring lunch.

December

2022

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Fri 30th

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

June

2022

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T.B.C.

Field Outing - Bramber Brooks LNR

 

Leader - Brianne Reeve

July

2022

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T.B.C.

Field Outing - Botanical

 

Leader: Tricia Hall

November

2022

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T.B.C.

Field Outing - Beeding Brooks

 

Leader - Terry Goble

April

2022

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Mon 18th

Easter Monday

 

 

May

2022

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Mon 2nd

Early May bank holiday

 

 

December

2022

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Sun 25th

Christmas Day

 

 

Mon 26th

Boxing Day

 

 

Tue 27th

Bank holiday in lieu of Christmas Day

 

 

March

2022

Meeting Time/ Place 

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Tue 8th

AGM and Talk

To be Advised

 

The above dates may change without warning