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Corn Bunting


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

uk holidays (Click on a heading to sort)

August

2021

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Mon 30th

Summer bank holiday

 

 

December

2021

Meeting Time/ Place 

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Sat 25th

Christmas Day

 

 

Sun 26th

Boxing Day

 

 

Mon 27th

Bank holiday in lieu of Christmas Day

 

 

Tue 28th

Bank holiday in lieu of Boxing Day

 

 

January

2022

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Sat 1st

New Year's Day

 

 

Mon 3rd

Bank holiday in lieu of New Year's Day

 

 

April

2022

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Fri 15th

Good Friday

 

 

Mon 18th

Easter Monday

 

 

May

2022

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Mon 2nd

Early May bank holiday

 

 

June

2022

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Thu 2nd

Spring bank holiday

 

 

Fri 3rd

Platinum Jubilee bank holiday

 

 

December

2021

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Fri 31st

Seasonal Gathering

9:30 Shoreham Beach

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]

September

2021

Meeting Time/ Place 

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Sat 4th

Field Outing - Cissbury Ring

Car parking area on left of road by Nepcote Green

Meet 9:00 am at car parking area on the left of the road by Nepcote Green; Findon. Map Ref: 198/TQ127085. Half Day outing. Dist 3 mls [2]. Leader: Clive Hope

T.B.C.

October Impromptu Field Outing - River Adur Walk

Date and meeting details to be confirmed

Leader: Tony Benton

November

2021

Meeting Time/ Place 

Details 

T.B.C.

November Impromptu Field Outing - West Dean Woods

Date and meeting details to be confirmed

Leader: Bernie Forbes

T.B.C.

November Impromptu Field Outing - Beeding Brooks

Date to be confirmed

Meet 2:00 pm in Pound Lane; Upper Beeding just before the stables. Some styles on walk - bring wellies. Map Ref: 198/TQ197111 Dist 3 mls [3]. Leader: Terry Goble

December

2021

Meeting Time/ Place 

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Sat 4th

Field Outing - Burpham &, The Burgh

Meet 1:30 pm at the triangle, Peppering Lane, Burpham

Meet 1:30 pm at the triangle; Peppering Lane; Burpham. Map Ref: 197/TQ042095 Dist 3 mls [2/3]. Leader: Bernie Forbes

August

2021

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Tue 24th

August Impromptu Field Outing - Thorney Island

Meet 9:30 am at the corner of Thornham Lane, Thorney Island

Meet 9:30 am at corner of Thornham Lane. Small parking area. Map Ref 197/SU757049. Distance 4 miles (Difficulty level: 2) Leader: Clive Hope

October

2021

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Tue 12th

Field Outing - Climping Beach &, Atherington

Meet 9:30 am by Climping Car Park

Meet 9:30 am at the sea end of the lane by Climping Car Park. Map Ref: 197/TQ005008 Half Day outing. Dist 3 mls [2]. Leader: Clive Hope

August

2021

Meeting Time/ Place 

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Wed 11th

August Impromptu Field Outing - Steyning Butterfly Walk

Meet at 10:00 am outside Steyning Bowls Club, Mill Lane, Steyning BN44 3LN

We will meet at the Bowling Club and walk a few hundred meters to the ‘rifle range’ (some slopes gentle/steep). Target species: Brown Hairstreak; Adonis Blue; Small Copper and other downland specialties. Leader: Terry Goble

The above dates may change without warning