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.

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Breaking News

Great values at book clearance sale. CJ Wildbird Foods, a local company that has been and still is very supportive of SOS in a variety of ways, will be holding a book clearance event on Friday 1st March (9-5) and Saturday 2nd March (9-1) to clear the stock of its sister company, the now-defunct Subbuteo Books. Over 300 book titles will be available (the majority of which are bird-related) and will be priced for clearance. Additionally, some CJ items will be available at clearance and CJs will be offering 15% discount on all regular CJ orders for customers calling at The Rea on those two days. CJs is encouraging all members of the SOS to call in during this event for some bargains! CJs is at The Rea, Upton Magna, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 4UR and http://www.birdfood.co.uk/.

Illegal Poisoning of Protected Ravens on Shropshire Farmland. For more information from the RSPB on this despicable act, follow THIS LINK.

Proposed Field Trip Holiday to Europe. Would you be interested in a proposed trip to Europe, in 2020, which would be organised using the facilities of Naturetrek (See www.naturetrek.com)? The trip would be based on the usual terms and conditions used by Naturetrek, in that the trip‘s costs would include all flights, accommodation, food, transport and the services of a guide. The costs could be between about £1500 to £1800 depending on the country visited and up to £200 for single room supplement. Participants would need to pay for their own personal items, drinks, tips etc., and would need to have current travel insurance. The minimum number required is 6 with a maximum of 12 to 16 depending on where the destination is. Flights would probably be from those nearest to the county. So far, 7 people have shown an interest in this proposal. If anyone else is interested or would like to know any other details, do let Sue Brealey know. Sue Brealey (fieldtrips@shropshirebirds.co.uk, 01939 262450)

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.

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The Society

The SOS party on the Cairngorm summit (Jim Almond)

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