Birds of Essex - 23rd Feb at 7:30pm

This month's Birds of Essex is on Friday 23rd with the usual mix of news, sightings, photographs and more. Steve and Matt will talk about the recent surveys they've carried out in conjunction with the Big Farmland Bird Count, and we'll have details of upcoming Society events including an exciting limited numbers 'pop-up' event and the 6th EBwS conference 'Birds and Birding - Past, Present & Future' (tickets still available, see details on the link below).

6th EBwS Conference - Tickets on Sale!

Tickets on sale now!

The 2024 Essex Birdwatching Society Conference takes place on Saturday 23rd March and the theme is 'Birds and Birding - past, present & future'

This year's conference promises to be one of the best yet, with six eminent speakers giving talks covering the history, the present day, and a glimpse of the future on a wide range of subjects as follows:

Birds of Essex - January 2024

Birds of Essex returns for 2024 with the usual mix of news, sightings, photographs and more.

Steve Grimwade and Matt Turner reveal how their NBY (New Birding Year) has started and how many different species they've seen to date. We'll be looking at the key sightings of 2024 so far, and we'll have details of all of the upcoming Society events including field trips, talks, and the 6th EBwS conference. Plus there's a very special guest who'll be revealing the Essex Bird of the Year for 2024!

Abberton Reservoir Interactive Map

David Bradnum has put together this superb interactive site map for Abberton Reservoir which should help people find all of the best locations to view from.

You can zoom in and out of the map and each location is clickable for more information. Why not bookmark this page on your phone so it's always at hand. 

The Society would like to thank David for taking the time to do this for the benefit of other birders.

Birds of Essex ~ October 2023

Catch up with October's Birds of Essex where Steve Grimwade and Matt Turner round up what's been happening bird-wise throughout the county over the past couple of months. 

We look back at the Society's recent field trips and indoor meetings, and we reveal details of a very different limited numbers 'pop-up' event, taking place on Sunday 5th November. Finally, our good friend Mark Nowers from the RSPB returns with news of an important county-wide project that you can get involved with over the winter months.

Autumn Photo Competition Winner

Congratulations to Sean Mulqueen, the winner of the EBwS Autumn Bird Photography Competition with this stunning capture of a Kingfisher mid-dive.

You can see all of the entries in the video below, don't forget the winter competition will be starting soon so take your camera with you when you go out birding!





Birds of Essex - August 2023

Another chance to catch up with the first show in the new season of 'Birds of Essex'.

We catch up with what's been happening bird-wise throughout Essex over the summer and we look forward to a busy society schedule for the year ahead. The winner of the Summer Bird Photography Competition is revealed and there's a roundup of recent key sightings.

Links to the websites discussed during the show can be found below:

EBwS IO Group