Shropshire Ornithological Society
Registered Charity No: 514487
Welcome to the website of the Shropshire Ornithological Society (SOS). In these pages you will find information about the objectives, activities and work of the SOS. Just select the links on the menu above or in the listing below.
If you find any errors or have material for inclusion on the site, please contact the web manager.
PLEASE READ – VERY IMPORTANT. The Society has previously relied on implied consent (i.e. you did not object) to the maintenance of members’ personal data on computer records. The General Data Protection Regulation, which comes into effect on 18th May 2018, now requires expressed or formal consent and therefore it is essential that all existing members complete a Consent Form. This can be by completing the Form enclosed with the latest “Buzzard” and forwarding that to the Membership Secretary or by completing on online form, available by following this link.
Please note that, in the case of Joint Membership, both members must complete the Form.
Please take particular note of the small print at the foot of the Consent Form as if you do not return a completed form without delay the Society might be unable to contact you.
And while you are online …
YET MORE IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR MEMBERS. The SOS is joining many similar organisations in moving to electronic delivery of its quarterly magazine, The Buzzard. Most members now have access to the Web and will be able to download and save the “e-Buzzard” on their own desktop or laptop computers, tablets or even smartphones. Electronic delivery will be introduced gradually, and it is intended that this will become the standard method of delivery in the future.
To facilitate this, we need to collect email addresses for all of our members who have one. Rest assured that these will be kept securely, will be used for SOS business only and never released to anyone else.
Further information on this issue, plus an easy-to-use form to submit your email address, is available HERE.
Work at Venus Pool. Management works are about to recommence at Venus Pool and will inevitably cause some disturbance, although the Reserve will remain open. This is part of the ongoing scrub control programme and to prepare for the hide extensions and relocation of the Sand Martin wall. Work is likely to extend into March, but the scrub management will have been completed before the start of the breeding season. (Graham Walker)
SWT/SOS Save Our Curlews Campaign. For more information on this important project, follow this link.
New book published on the ornithological work of William E Beckwith. John and Peter Tucker have published Beckwith’s Birds of Nineteenth Century Shropshire, a collection of the complete publications of this pioneering ornithologist on the birds of Shropshire for the period 1867-93. The book is accompanied by a website which provides extensive supplementary material, including an order form for the volume. To access this site, follow THIS link.
Trips & Meetings
Shropshire Birds & Birding
Bird Research & Recording