BTO Marsh Awards 2024

BTO seeks nominations for prestigious annual Marsh Awards

Each year, selected birdwatchers, ornithologists and bird clubs are recognised for their contributions in furthering knowledge of the UK’s birds. The British
Trust for Ornithology (BTO) is seeking your help to find worthy winners 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

Dates for your diary

The program of events for 2023/24 has been published and you can find out what's happening by clicking the links below.

We have some superb talks planned for our indoor and online meetings, and we'll be visiting some fabulous sites for our guided field trips over the next year (book your place on the coach trips early as they're filling fast!). And don't forget the 2024 conference which is taking place in March, further details will be updated in due course. 

We hope you'll be able to attend some of these events and look forward to seeing you there.