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Chichester Harbour
Chichester Harbour Chichester Harbour, July 2006. © Margaret Barton
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hide section Recent sightings in West Sussex (10)

13:55 28/04/17
09:05
15:01 27/04/17
14:40
08:32 27/04/17
20:55 26/04/17
19:30
09:46 26/04/17

10 reports returned.

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hide section Most recent photos from West Sussex (15)

hide section Useful contacts for West Sussex (3)

County Recorder
 Nick Paul, Old Durfold, Warnham, Horsham, West Sussex RH12 3RY
 01403 264762
 

Sussex Ornithological Society
 http://www.sos.org.uk

Sussex Wildlife Trust
 http://www.sussexwt.org.uk/

hide section Past rarities in West Sussex (72 species)

The following species have occurred in West Sussex and are listed in the ORB archive. Bird News Extra subscribers can click on each species for details of past West Sussex records.

American Bittern  
Little Bittern  
Squacco Heron  
Black Stork  
Red-breasted Goose  
Blue-winged Teal  
Hooded Merganser  
Pallid Harrier  
Gyr Falcon  
Sora  
Little Crake  
Baillon's Crake  
Little Bustard  
Black-winged Stilt  
Collared Pratincole  
Pratincole sp.  
Oriental Pratincole  
Black-winged Pratincole  
Semipalmated Plover  
Killdeer  
Lesser Sand Plover  
Greater Sand Plover  
Sociable Lapwing  
Semipalmated Sandpiper  
Least Sandpiper  
Baird's Sandpiper  
Broad-billed Sandpiper  
Stilt Sandpiper  
Great Snipe  
Dowitcher sp.  
Long-billed Dowitcher  
Hudsonian Whimbrel  
Upland Sandpiper  
Marsh Sandpiper  
Lesser Yellowlegs  
Terek Sandpiper  
Spotted Sandpiper  
Wilson's Phalarope  
Laughing Gull  
Bonaparte's Gull  
Gull-billed Tern  
Caspian Tern  
Whiskered Tern  
Pallas's Sandgrouse  
Great Spotted Cuckoo  
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  
Snowy Owl  
European Roller  
Crested Lark  
Crag Martin  
Cliff Swallow  
Tawny Pipit  
Red-throated Pipit  
Red-flanked Bluetail  
Siberian Stonechat  
Desert Wheatear  
Rock Thrush  
Savi's Warbler  
Aquatic Warbler  
Paddyfield Warbler  
Great Reed Warbler  
Booted Warbler  
Western Bonelli's Warbler  
Collared Flycatcher  
Isabelline Shrike  
Lesser Grey Shrike  
Spotted Nutcracker  
Trumpeter Finch  
White-throated Sparrow  
Rock Bunting  
Rustic Bunting  
Black-headed Bunting  

hide section Articles (5)

Fri 26/06/15
Rarity finders: Hudsonian Whimbrel in West Sussex
Rarity finders Hudsonian Whimbrel in West Sussex
George Kinnard realised his long-time ambition to find a mega-rarity before his 18th birthday — and in his home county of Sussex, too.  read on read on
Tue 14/04/15
Rarity finders: Scarce Tortoiseshell in West Sussex
Rarity finders Scarce Tortoiseshell in West Sussex
Jan-Paul Charteris describes the discovery of this exciting first butterfly record for West Sussex.  read on read on
Fri 25/07/14
RSPB: Sussex Black-winged Stilts fledge
RSPB Sussex Black-winged Stilts fledge
The Black-winged Stilts breeding in West Sussex have fledged three young, while another pair in Suffolk has raised four.  read on read on
Sun 15/06/14
RSPB: Black-winged Stilt chicks hatch in Kent and West Sussex
RSPB Black-winged Stilt chicks hatch in Kent and West Sussex
Two pairs of Black-winged Stilt have hatched their first chicks, the first successful breeding of the species in the UK for 27 years.  read on read on
Fri 08/04/05
Rarity finders: Great Spotted Cuckoo in West Sussex
Rarity finders Great Spotted Cuckoo in West Sussex
The thrill of finding a mega rarity is something most of us can only dream of, but Pete and Miranda Des Moulins stumbled across this popular bird in the most unusual circumstances.  read on read on

hide section Key sites and species in West Sussex (6)

West Sussex includes sites that are among the best in the country for the following species:

Bewick's Swan
Garganey
Slavonian Grebe
Little Egret
Yellow-legged Gull
Pomarine Skua

Bird News Extra subscribers can log in to see a list of sites where these species may be found, with comments on their likelihood and the best areas to look.

hide section Birding sites in West Sussex (219)

Click on a site name for more details of the site (Bird News Extra subscribers only), on a Grid reference for a map, on the picture thumbnail for images of the site (or on upload to share your own images), on "link" for a listing from BirdTrack, and on Add/Update to submit your own site details.

Grid references are generic references for the named sites and indicate the general area, not the exact location of any particular bird. No right of access should be inferred from the inclusion of these grid references.

SiteGRPicturesBirdTrackAdd/update details
Adur Estuary RSPB Adur Estuary RSPB ·TQ2104 TQ2104 upload upload link link add add
Adversane Adversane ·TQ0723 TQ0723 upload upload link link add add
Aldingbourne Aldingbourne ·SU9204 SU9204 upload upload link link add add
Amberley Amberley ·TQ0312 TQ0312 upload upload link link add add
Amberley Wild Brooks SWT Amberley Wild Brooks SWT ··TQ0314 TQ0314 upload upload link link update update
Ambersham Common Ambersham Common ·SU9119 SU9119 upload upload link link add add
Angmering Angmering ·TQ0604 TQ0604 upload upload link link add add
Apuldram Apuldram ·SU8403 SU8403 upload upload link link add add
Ardingly Reservoir Ardingly Reservoir ·TQ3329 TQ3329 upload upload link link add add
Arundel Arundel ··TQ0107 TQ0107 Site picture link link update update
Arundel WWT Arundel WWT ··TQ0207 TQ0207 upload upload link link update update
Ashdown Forest Ashdown Forest ·TQ3929 TQ3929 upload upload link link add add
Ashington Ashington ·TQ1316 TQ1316 upload upload link link add add
At sea At sea   upload upload   add add
Atherington Atherington ·TQ0000 TQ0000 upload upload link link add add
Balcombe Balcombe ·TQ3130 TQ3130 upload upload link link add add
Barlavington Barlavington ·SU9715 SU9715 upload upload link link add add
Barnham Barnham ·SU9604 SU9604 upload upload link link add add
Beeding Hill Beeding Hill ·TQ2109 TQ2109 upload upload link link add add
Bignor Bignor ·SU9814 SU9814 upload upload link link add add
Billingshurst Billingshurst ·TQ0825 TQ0825 upload upload link link add add
Bines Green Bines Green ·TQ1817 TQ1817 upload upload link link add add
Birdham Birdham ·SU8200 SU8200 upload upload link link add add
Black Down NT Black Down NT ··SU9130 SU9130 Site picture (2 pictures) link link update update
Bognor Regis Bognor Regis ·SZ9399 SZ9399 upload upload link link add add
Borden Borden ·SU8224 SU8224 upload upload link link add add
Bosham Bosham ··SU8104 SU8104 Site picture (3 pictures) link link update update
Botolphs Botolphs ·TQ1909 TQ1909 upload upload link link add add
Bracklesham Bracklesham ·SZ8196 SZ8196 upload upload link link add add
Broadwater Broadwater ·TQ1504 TQ1504 upload upload link link add add
Buchan CP Buchan CP ··TQ2434 TQ2434 upload upload link link update update
Bucks Green Bucks Green ··TQ0732 TQ0732 upload upload link link update update
Burgess Hill Burgess Hill ·TQ3118 TQ3118 upload upload link link add add
Burpham Burpham ·TQ0408 TQ0408 upload upload link link add add
Burton Mill Pond Burton Mill Pond ·SU9717 SU9717 upload upload link link add add
Bury Bury ·TQ0113 TQ0113 upload upload link link add add
Chanctonbury Ring Chanctonbury Ring ·TQ1312 TQ1312 upload upload link link add add
Chantry Hill Chantry Hill ·TQ0812 TQ0812 upload upload link link add add
Chichester Chichester ·SU8604 SU8604 upload upload link link add add
Chichester GPs Chichester GPs ··SU8804 SU8804 upload upload link link update update
Chichester Harbour Chichester Harbour ··SU7500 SU7500 Site picture (3 pictures) link link update update
Chidham Chidham ·SU7903 SU7903 upload upload link link add add
Chingford Pond Chingford Pond ·SU9717 SU9717 upload upload link link add add
Church Norton Church Norton ··SZ8795 SZ8795 upload upload link link update update
Cissbury Ring Cissbury Ring ··TQ1307 TQ1307 Site picture link link update update
Clayton Clayton ·TQ3014 TQ3014 upload upload link link add add
Climping Climping ·TQ0002 TQ0002 upload upload link link add add
Coates Common Coates Common ·TQ0017 TQ0017 upload upload link link add add
Cobnor Point Cobnor Point ·SU7902 SU7902 upload upload link link add add
Cocking Cocking ·SU8717 SU8717 upload upload link link add add
Coldwaltham Coldwaltham ·TQ0216 TQ0216 upload upload link link add add
Coombes Coombes ·TQ1908 TQ1908 upload upload link link add add
Cowdray Forest Cowdray Forest ·TQ3033 TQ3033 upload upload link link add add
Cowfold Cowfold ·TQ2122 TQ2122 upload upload link link add add
Crawley Crawley ·TQ2636 TQ2636 upload upload link link add add
Cuckfield Cuckfield ·TQ3024 TQ3024 upload upload link link add add
Devil's Dyke Devil's Dyke ··TQ2611 TQ2611 upload upload link link update update
Donnington Donnington ·SU8502 SU8502 upload upload link link add add
Durrington Durrington ·TQ1205 TQ1205 upload upload link link add add
Earnley Earnley ·SZ8197 SZ8197 upload upload link link add add
Eartham Wood Eartham Wood ·SU9411 SU9411 upload upload link link add add
Easebourne Easebourne SU9022 SU9022 upload upload link link add add
East Grinstead East Grinstead ·TQ395385 TQ395385 upload upload link link add add
East Head East Head ··SZ7699 SZ7699 Site picture link link update update
East Lavant East Lavant ·SU8608 SU8608 upload upload link link add add
East Preston East Preston ·TQ0602 TQ0602 upload upload link link add add
East Wittering East Wittering ·SZ8096 SZ8096 upload upload link link add add
Ebernoe Common Ebernoe Common ·SU9726 SU9726 upload upload link link add add
Edburton Edburton ·TQ2311 TQ2311 upload upload link link add add
Felpham Felpham ··SZ9599 SZ9599 Site picture link link update update
Fernhurst Fernhurst ·SU8928 SU8928 upload upload link link add add
Ferring Ferring ·TQ0902 TQ0902 upload upload link link add add
Findon Findon ·TQ1208 TQ1208 upload upload link link add add
Fishbourne Fishbourne ·SU8304 SU8304 upload upload link link add add
Fittleworth Fittleworth ·TQ0019 TQ0019 upload upload link link add add
Flansham Flansham ·SU9601 SU9601 upload upload link link add add
Fontwell Fontwell ·SU9507 SU9507 upload upload link link add add
Ford Ford ·SU9903 SU9903 upload upload link link add add
Forestside Forestside ·SU7512 SU7512 upload upload link link add add
Fulking Fulking ·TQ2411 TQ2411 upload upload link link add add
Funtington Funtington ·SU8008 SU8008 upload upload link link add add
Goodwood Goodwood ·SU8809 SU8809 upload upload link link add add
Goring-by-Sea Goring-by-Sea ·TQ1102 TQ1102 upload upload link link add add
Graffham Graffham ·SU9217 SU9217 upload upload link link add add
Greatham Greatham ·TQ0415 TQ0415 upload upload link link add add
Handcross Handcross ·TQ2630 TQ2630 upload upload link link add add
Hardham Hardham ·TQ0417 TQ0417 upload upload link link add add
Harting Down Harting Down ·SU795185 SU795185 upload upload link link add add
Hassocks Hassocks ·TQ3015 TQ3015 upload upload link link add add
Haywards Heath Haywards Heath ·TQ3324 TQ3324 upload upload link link add add
Henfield Henfield ·TQ2115 TQ2115 upload upload link link add add
Henfield Levels Henfield Levels ·TQ2014 TQ2014 upload upload link link add add
Heyshott Heyshott ··SU8918 SU8918 Site picture link link update update
Hickstead Hickstead ·TQ2620 TQ2620 upload upload link link add add
Horsham Horsham ·TQ1731 TQ1731 upload upload link link add add
Horsted Keynes Horsted Keynes ·TQ3828 TQ3828 upload upload link link add add
Houghton Houghton ·TQ0111 TQ0111 upload upload link link add add
Hunston Hunston ·SU8601 SU8601 upload upload link link add add
Hurstpierpoint Hurstpierpoint ·TQ2716 TQ2716 upload upload link link add add
Ifield Mill Pond Ifield Mill Pond ·TQ2435 TQ2435 upload upload link link add add
Iping Common Iping Common ··SU8421 SU8421 Site picture link link update update
Kingley Vale NR Kingley Vale NR ·SU8210 SU8210 upload upload link link add add
Kirdford Kirdford ·TQ0126 TQ0126 upload upload link link add add
Kithurst Hill Kithurst Hill ·TQ0812 TQ0812 upload upload link link add add
Knepp Mill Pond Knepp Mill Pond ·TQ1521 TQ1521 upload upload link link add add
Lagness Lagness ·SU8900 SU8900 upload upload link link add add
Lancing Lancing ·TQ1804 TQ1804 upload upload link link add add
Lavington Common Lavington Common ·SU9418 SU9418 upload upload link link add add
Lickfold Lickfold ·SU9225 SU9225 upload upload link link add add
Lidsey Lidsey ·SU9303 SU9303 upload upload link link add add
Lindfield Lindfield ·TQ3425 TQ3425 upload upload link link add add
Littlehampton Littlehampton ·TQ0302 TQ0302 upload upload link link add add
Long Furlong Long Furlong ·TQ1008 TQ1008 upload upload link link add add
Lower Beeding Lower Beeding ·TQ2227 TQ2227 upload upload link link add add
Lowfield Heath Lowfield Heath ·TQ2740 TQ2740 upload upload link link add add
Lyminster Lyminster ·TQ0204 TQ0204 upload upload link link add add
Maidenbower Maidenbower ·TQ2935 TQ2935 upload upload link link add add
Marley Common NT Marley Common NT ·SU8831 SU8831 upload upload link link add add
Medmerry RSPB Medmerry RSPB ··SZ8294 SZ8294 upload upload link link update update
Merston Merston ·SU8902 SU8902 upload upload link link add add
Middleton-on-sea Middleton-on-sea ·SU9700 SU9700 upload upload link link add add
Midhurst Midhurst ·SU8821 SU8821 upload upload link link add add
Milland Milland ·SU8326 SU8326 upload upload link link add add
North Mundham North Mundham ·SZ8702 SZ8702 upload upload link link add add
North Stoke North Stoke ·TQ0210 TQ0210 upload upload link link add add
Nutbourne Nutbourne ·TQ0718 TQ0718 upload upload link link add add
Nutbourne nr Chichester Nutbourne nr Chichester ·SU7805 SU7805 upload upload link link add add
Offham Offham ·TQ0208 TQ0208 upload upload link link add add
Oreham Common Oreham Common ·TQ2113 TQ2113 upload upload link link add add
Oving Oving ·SU9004 SU9004 upload upload link link add add
Owlbeech Wood Owlbeech Wood ·TQ2031 TQ2031 upload upload link link add add
Pagham Harbour LNR Pagham Harbour LNR ··SZ8796 SZ8796 Site picture link link update update
Pagham/Pagham Lagoon Pagham/Pagham Lagoon ··SZ8897 SZ8897 Site picture link link update update
Partridge Green Partridge Green ·TQ1919 TQ1919 upload upload link link add add
Patching Patching ·TQ0806 TQ0806 upload upload link link add add
Pease Pottage Pease Pottage ·TQ2532 TQ2532 upload upload link link add add
Petworth Petworth ·SU9721 SU9721 upload upload link link add add
Pilsey Island Pilsey Island ·SU7700 SU7700 upload upload link link add add
Portslade-by-Sea Portslade-by-Sea ·TQ2604 TQ2604 upload upload link link add add
Prinstead Prinstead ·SU7604 SU7604 upload upload link link add add
Pulborough Pulborough ·TQ0518 TQ0518 upload upload link link add add
Pulborough Brooks RSPB Pulborough Brooks RSPB ···TQ0517 TQ0517 upload upload link link update update
Pyecombe Pyecombe ·TQ2912 TQ2912 upload upload link link add add
Rackham Rackham ·TQ0513 TQ0513 upload upload link link add add
Rogate Rogate ·SU8023 SU8023 upload upload link link add add
Rudgwick Rudgwick ·TQ0833 TQ0833 upload upload link link add add
Runcton Runcton ·SU8802 SU8802 upload upload link link add add
Rusper Rusper ·TQ205375 TQ205375 upload upload link link add add
Rustington Rustington ·TQ0401 TQ0401 upload upload link link add add
Saddlescombe Saddlescombe ·TQ2711 TQ2711 upload upload link link add add
Sayers Common Sayers Common ·TQ2618 TQ2618 upload upload link link add add
Selham Selham ·SU9320 SU9320 upload upload link link add add
Selsey Bill Selsey Bill ··SZ8592 SZ8592 upload upload link link update update
Selsey West Fields Selsey West Fields ·SZ8394 SZ8394 upload upload link link add add
Sharpthorne Sharpthorne ·TQ3732 TQ3732 upload upload link link add add
Shermanbury Shermanbury ·TQ2019 TQ2019 upload upload link link add add
Shillinglee Park Shillinglee Park ·SU9631 SU9631 upload upload link link add add
Shipley Shipley ·TQ1421 TQ1421 upload upload link link add add
Shoreham-by-Sea Shoreham-by-Sea ·TQ2204 TQ2204 upload upload link link add add
Shripney Shripney ·SU9302 SU9302 upload upload link link add add
Sidlesham Ferry Sidlesham Ferry ·SZ8596 SZ8596 upload upload link link add add
Sidlesham village Sidlesham village ·SZ8598 SZ8598 upload upload link link add add
Singleton Singleton ·SU8713 SU8713 upload upload link link add add
Slaugham Furnace Pond Slaugham Furnace Pond ··TQ248282 TQ248282 upload upload link link update update
Slindon Slindon ·SU9608 SU9608 upload upload link link add add
Sompting Sompting ·TQ1704 TQ1704 upload upload link link add add
Southbourne Southbourne ·SU7605 SU7605 upload upload link link add add
Southwater Southwater ·TQ1626 TQ1626 upload upload link link add add
Southwick Southwick ·TQ2405 TQ2405 upload upload link link add add
Stanley Common Stanley Common ·SU8530 SU8530 upload upload link link add add
Stansted Forest Stansted Forest ·SU7511 SU7511 upload upload link link add add
Staplefield Staplefield ·TQ2728 TQ2728 upload upload link link add add
Steep Down Steep Down ··TQ1607 TQ1607 upload upload link link update update
Steyning Steyning ·TQ1711 TQ1711 upload upload link link add add
Stockbridge Stockbridge ·SU8503 SU8503 upload upload link link add add
Stopham Stopham ··TQ0219 TQ0219 Site picture link link update update
Storrington Storrington ·TQ0814 TQ0814 upload upload link link add add
Sullington Sullington ·TQ0913 TQ0913 upload upload link link add add
Swanbourne Lake Swanbourne Lake ·TQ0108 TQ0108 upload upload link link add add
Thakeham Thakeham ·TQ105175 TQ105175 upload upload link link add add
The Burgh The Burgh ·TQ0411 TQ0411 upload upload link link add add
Thorney Island Thorney Island ··SU7503 SU7503 upload upload link link update update
Thundersbarrow Hill Thundersbarrow Hill ·TQ2208 TQ2208 upload upload link link add add
Tilgate Forest CP Tilgate Forest CP ··TQ2734 TQ2734 upload upload link link update update
Truleigh Hill Truleigh Hill ·TQ2210 TQ2210 upload upload link link add add
Turners Hill Turners Hill ·TQ3435 TQ3435 upload upload link link add add
Twineham Twineham ·TQ2519 TQ2519 upload upload link link add add
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Upper Beeding Upper Beeding ·TQ1910 TQ1910 upload upload link link add add
Verdley Wood Verdley Wood ·SU9026 SU9026 upload upload link link add add
Wakehurst Place Wakehurst Place ·TQ3331 TQ3331 upload upload link link add add
Walberton Walberton ·SU9705 SU9705 upload upload link link add add
Walderton Walderton ·SU795105 SU795105 upload upload link link add add
Waltham Brooks SWT Waltham Brooks SWT ··TQ0215 TQ0215 upload upload link link update update
Warnham Warnham ·TQ1533 TQ1533 upload upload link link add add
Warnham LNR Warnham LNR ··TQ1632 TQ1632 upload upload link link update update
Warningcamp Warningcamp ·TQ0307 TQ0307 upload upload link link add add
West Ashling West Ashling ·SU8007 SU8007 upload upload link link add add
West Chiltington West Chiltington ·TQ0918 TQ0918 upload upload link link add add
West Dean West Dean ·SU8512 SU8512 upload upload link link add add
West Grinstead West Grinstead ·TQ1721 TQ1721 upload upload link link add add
West Itchenor West Itchenor ·SU7901 SU7901 upload upload link link add add
West Marden West Marden ·SU7713 SU7713 upload upload link link add add
West Wittering West Wittering ·SZ7898 SZ7898 upload upload link link add add
Westdean Woods Westdean Woods ·SU8415 SU8415 upload upload link link add add
Westfield Westfield ·TQ8115 TQ8115 upload upload link link add add
Widewater Lagoon Widewater Lagoon ·TQ2004 TQ2004 upload upload link link add add
Wigginholt Common Wigginholt Common ·TQ0616 TQ0616 upload upload link link add add
Wineham Wineham ·TQ2320 TQ2320 upload upload link link add add
Wisborough Green Wisborough Green ·TQ0425 TQ0425 upload upload link link add add
Wiston Wiston ·TQ1414 TQ1414 upload upload link link add add
Wiston Pond Wiston Pond ·TQ1612 TQ1612 upload upload link link add add
Woldhurst Woldhurst ·SU8801 SU8801 upload upload link link add add
Wolstonbury Hill Wolstonbury Hill ·TQ2813 TQ2813 upload upload link link add add
Woodgate Woodgate ·SU9304 SU9304 upload upload link link add add
Woodmancote Woodmancote ·TQ2314 TQ2314 upload upload link link add add
Woods Mill NR Woods Mill NR ··TQ218138 TQ218138 upload upload link link update update
Worth Abbey Worth Abbey ·TQ3134 TQ3134 upload upload link link add add
Worthing Worthing ·TQ1303 TQ1303 upload upload link link add add

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