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Chichester Harbour over 3,700 ha of saltmarsh, mudflats and open water, is of critical importance to migrating and wintering wildfowl and waders. These include up to 4% of the world population of Dark-bellied Brent Geese Branta b. bernicla. Nearly a third of the site is in Hampshire.
Pagham Harbour although only a sixth of the area of Chichester Harbour, is deservedly one of the top birdwatching sites in England.
Pulborough Brooks attracts hordes of humans, but also thousands of wintering wildfowl.
Number of bird species: 384
(Old Vice-County - both East & West Sussex)
Best Birdwatching Sites in SussexAdrian Thomas & Peter Francis (2003). 192 pages, 57 sites, and includes sections on The Sussex Birding Year, Seawatching in Sussex, Best Sites for Wheelchair Users and Public Transport, and the Sussex Bird List. £14.50 from Buckingham Press. email@example.com, 01733 561739.
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Birds of SussexPaul James (1996) (Sussex Ornithological Society). Price ?23.50 including p.& p. from Mrs I.M. Simpson, Hardanger, Littleworth, Partridge Green, Horsham, West Sussex RH13 8JE
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Birds of SussexMichael Shrubb Hardcover - 366 pages (1979) Phillimore & Co Ltd
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Sussex Bird ReportSussex Bird Reports are published each year by the Sussex Ornithological Society and copies are available from John Trowell, Lorrimer, Main Road, Icklesham, Nr. Winchelsea, Sussex TN36 4BS. (01424 813722)
Where to Watch Birds in Kent, Surrey and SussexDon Taylor, Jeffery Wheatley and David Burges - Series: WHERE TO WATCH BIRDS IN BRITAIN AND EUROPE: HELM SERIES 304 pages, 35 line illus, 54 maps. Christopher Helm 2003
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County Bird: Stonechat Saxicola torquata
Sussex Ornithological SocietyWebsite
All enquiries to the Sussex Ornithological Society to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sussex Wildlife TrustWebsite
Sussex Wildlife Trust was formed in 1961 and now has more than 10,000 members. They manage some of the finest sites in Sussex as nature reserves and have 38 reserves covering some of the finest ancient woodlands in Western Europe, spectacular chalk downland, heathlands, grazing marsh and wild flower meadows.
Chichester Harbour ConservancyWebsite
Chichester Harbour Conservancy is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty comprising 11 square miles of water and 11 square miles of land with 17 miles of well marked and lighted channels which, with its easy access to the Solent, makes it an ideal water recreation centre. There are many inter-related activities such as sailing, fishing, walking and wildfowling as well as nearly 9,000 vessels over 3 metres in length, 3,200 moorings, 2,000 berths in four marinas and 14 sailing clubs...
RSPB Reserve - Pulborough BrooksWebsite
In the scenic but easily accessible Arun valley, the RSPB has restored wet grassy meadows, which flood in winter. Controlled flooding gives a refuge to thousands of ducks, geese, swans and wading birds. Many breed in the summer, along with songbirds such as nightingales, and many colourful butterflies...
WWT Reserve ArundelWebsite
Stroll around our beautiful grounds 60 acres, with six hides overlooking wildlife hotspots. Meander along the boardwalk through our extensive reedbed...
Chichester Harbour Water ToursBoat Trips
2 hours bird watching trips. Visit this area of outstanding beauty on the Sussex coast. A boat trip with Chichester Harbour Water Tours enables you to see much of this unspoilt area from the water, from the narrow harbour mouth between Sandy Point Hayling Island and East Head to the Dell Quay, Bosham, Thorny Island and Emsworth channels. once afloat you will be able to appreciate that the indented harbour shoreline of which there is 48 miles, includes a wide variety of habitats these are sand dunes, mudflats, shingle banks and woods all valuable refuges for seabirds and other interesting wildlife...
Paul James - Sussex Wildlife WalksGuide
Sussex Wildlife Walks is a new venture set up by Paul James. Despite an ever expanding urban area, Sussex is still very much a rural county supporting a wealth of wildlife including spectacular concentrations of wildfowl and waders, brightly coloured orchids and dazzling dragonflies. My aim is to introduce you to this wildlife through a series of guided walks at selected locations in both East and West Sussex. These walks are aimed at beginners and amateur naturalists who want to learn more about the Sussex countryside and identify what they see...
Duncton Mill is a small country estate [70 acres, 25 hectares] nestling at the foot of the South Downs four miles south of Petworth, West Sussex, England. Sheila and Tom Bishop assisted by their nephew Richard offer Bed & Breakfast, Self-catering accommodation and trout fishing for the discerning visitor. There is also a fish farm supplying trout for restocking rivers, lakes and reservoirs. The buildings, grounds and lakes are kept in immaculate condition...
Adur Valley wildlife eForumMailing List
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Forum for discussion about the Adur Valley, Sussex, England. In the lower valley the geographical area includes all of the Adur District, including Shoreham-by-Sea, Sompting, Lancing, Coombes, and also towns not covered by Adur Council including Botolphs, Upper Beeding, Bramber, Steyning, Small Dole, Shermanbury etc. See also: http://www.glaucus.org.uk/Adur.htm
The Life Of A Juvenile BirderBlog
My name is Luke. I am 13 years old. I am a volunteer at lots of the Date With Nature's for the RSPB and my main hobby is taking pictures of wildlife, particularly birds. I have been to many great birdwatching places in the UK including the North Norfolk coast, in particular Cley Marshes. One of my greatest birdwatching moments in Norfolk was seeing thousands of Knot and other waders flying overhead at Snettisham RSPB at the Wash. I have also been to Kenya and Namibia which were fantastic places to see wildlife...
Adur Valley WildlifeWebsite
From the turn of the century the creeping permanent development and re-development of the natural fringing beach at Shoreham has gradually covered the main shingle bank, leaving a narrow strip, squeezed between houses and sea. This flat strip of seemingly lifeless pebbles that has once more held out against a winter sea, is set to surprise and delight us, as seeds and roots of last years flowering respond to longer days, and find nourishment and moisture. In April and early May they burst upon us with a brilliant flowering border adapted to the harsh conditions...
Brent Lodge Bird & Wildlife TrustWebsite
Brent Lodge is a bird and wildlife hospital, founded in 1978. It is dedicated to the rehabilitation and release of injured wild creatures, specialising in birds and small mammals. The hospital is located near to Chichester in the South of England, on a site of one and three-quarter acres. With its range of indoor and outdoor pens, and attendant medical and surgical facilities, it is one of the best wildlife hospitals in the U.K. Brent Lodge is a registered charity and depends entirely upon voluntary help and donations.
Garry Bagnell's Birding WorldWebsite
Diary, trip reports, photographs & my birding stats...
Loder Valley ReserveWebsite
Wakehurst Place Gardens and the Loder Valley Reserve occupy nearly 200 hectares (500 acres) and offer a wide range of habitats to breeding and visiting birds...
Luke Dray WildlifeWebsite
My name is Luke. I am 12 years old. I am a volunteer at lots of the Date With Nature's for the RSPB and my main hobby is taking pictures of wildlife, particularly birds. I have been to many great birdwatching places in the UK including the North Norfolk coast, in particular Cley Marshes. One of my greatest birdwatching moments in Norfolk was seeing thousands of Knot and other waders flying overhead at Snettisham RSPB at the Wash. I have also been to Kenya and Namibia, which were fantastic places to see wildlife...
Squirrel Ban, GardenXtras, Chartwell House, Chartwell Road, Lancing Industrial Estate, Lancing, West Sussex BN15 8TY - 01903 761222 - First and foremost squirrel ban is a high-quality, highly nutritional mix of bird feed containing kibbled maize, red dari, wheat, black sunflower, small striped sunflower, white millet, chopped peanuts, red millet, naked oats and Cillimega™...
Sussex Falconry CentreWebsite
Our birds of prey displays feature hawks, owls and falcons from all over the world but our primary aim will always be educating the public about our own British species. What better place to learn all about these fascinating and exciting creatures. Our mission statement is Education through Experience and Sussex Falconry is the perfect place for that hands-on encounter...
Sussex Nature WebWebsite
The SUSSEX NATURE WEB is designed to bring you the best of natural history in Sussex, especially in West Sussex. On the following pages you will find useful information concerning a wide-ranging number of localities.
West Sussex PeregrinesWebsite
Pictures of peregrines in West Sussex - The first 50 years of comprehensive Sussex peregrine records, 1904-54, were recorded in the literature of John Walpole-Bond. Walpole-Bond primarily concentrated his efforts on breeding peregrines inhabiting the coastal chalk cliffs between Brighton and Eastbourne, peregrines were seen and no doubt bred inland but the birds were heavily persecuted during this period and records of success were rare….
Whitby's Imaging CentreWebsite
Photographic supplier and processor in Chichester West Sussex.
Photographer - George McCarthyGallery
George McCarthy is recognised as one of the UK's leading professional nature photographers. He is also an author, a lecturer, a tour leader and a consultant specialising in British wildlife and the countryside...
Photographer - Leigh PrevostGallery
Bird photos at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/48896022@N08/
Photographer - Roger WilmhurstGallery
Wildlife has fascinated me from early childhood. My mother used to say I watched birds from the pram...
Photographer - Sue RobinsonGallery
I am lucky to live on the High Weald in the wonderful county of West Sussex in England, an hour away from the South Coast, the South Downs and with the whole of the county to explore. Many of my images are of wildlife or scenes in West and East Sussex...
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