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On 28th April Natural England opened a new tower hide at its Shapwick Heath National Nature Reserve (NNR) in Somerset providing local nature lovers with spectacular views across the Avalon Marshes landscape.
The 2016 AGM was held at Ruishton Village Hall on 14th April.
Stephen Moss has now become the Society's new Honorary President. Click on the headline for full details of the changes.
Somerset Ornithological Society has launched a new public wide survey investigating the abundance and distribution of two well-known but declining birds seen throughout Somerset: the Kingfisher and Little Owl.
Following on from findings of the Somerset Bird Atlas of breeding and wintering birds 2007–12, the survey aims to build a detailed picture from target and casual observational records into possible causes for decline, including climatic effects, habitat degradation and food resource depletion.
Kingfisher and Little Owl have been chosen for their ease of identification and accessibility across the county, allowing a wide ranging contribution from general birdwatchers, nature enthusiasts, school children and members of the public.