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

CJ Book Sale Extended! The sale of the surplus stock of books at CJ Wildlife has been extended until further notice. The selection of natural history titles on offer varies in both subject and age – but all are priced to clear and there over 1000 titles to choose from and huge savings available. The majority of books are £5 or less! The bookstore will be open from 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday. Orders can also be placed over the phone (Freephone 0800 731 2820) or by email (sales@birdfood.co.uk). The latest clearance list can be found online at the address below, which is being updated daily to remove all sold-out titles: http://www.birdfood.co.uk/book-clearance. Purchases can be picked up at CJ Wildlife, Upton Magna, near Shrewsbury, SY4 4UR, or can be delivered to your home.

SAVE YOUR SOCIETY PRINTING COSTS, VOLUNTEER TIME AND POSTAGE & PACKAGING – GET YOUR COPY OF ‘THE BUZZARD’ ONLINE. Further information on this issue, plus an easy-to-use form to submit your email address, is available HERE.

Shropshire Barn Owl Group Reports available. The SBOG is a voluntary group which has been working since 2002 to increase the breeding population of Barn Owls in Shropshire by providing nestboxes in areas of suitable habitat and working with farmers and other landowners to improve and conserve their habitat. SOS members are invited to read their latest annual reports, available at these links – [2016] [2017]

Two simple surveys to help with this spring! It’s spring and birds are nesting and arriving in the UK from exotic locations. Help monitor these activities in two simple surveys involving very familiar and easy-to-identify species. For more information, follow THIS LINK.

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

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The Society

The SOS party on the Cairngorm summit (Jim Almond)

Trips & Meetings

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Shropshire Birds & Birding


Bird Research & Recording




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