The Ashdown Forest Bird Group was set up in 1989. Its main role is to monitor bird life on Ashdown Forest; the data it collects are submitted to the Sussex Ornithological Society which in turn supplies them to the Sussex Biodiversity Centre and the Forest Centre.  Information we provide to the Forest Centre contributes to the planning of its management and conservation work; the S.O.S. uses the information in a number of ways, including the compilation of its annual Bird Reports, assessing bird populations and status, and, again, for conservation and management.

We welcome volunteers who are able to walk a designated area on a regular, bi-monthly basis. We also welcome any unusual sightings – contact details appear on our website.

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