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The Society launched its new programme in January, when Rob Grimmond gave a virtual talk using Zoom on the birds and other wildlife of Alaska.

The next talk will be held on 24th February, when Dr. Mark Eaton, Secretary of the UK's Rare Breeding Birds Panel will giev a talk on the works of the Panel.

The virtual Members' Day on 27th March will also have a number of talks,one of which will be given by James Lowen, award-winning author and photographer specialising in natural history, conservation and travel, on birding Argentina.

Futher details can be found in the Events section of this website.

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We regret that, due to COVID-19,it has been necessary to cancel the Members' Day & AGM on 19th September. We will advise a revised date for the AGM (and format) in due course.

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Our 2019 Member's Day will take place on Saturday 21st September, between 1.30 and 5.30 p.m. It will again feature the Society's AGM and a variety of interesting talks on aspects of Somerset birds and birdwatching, and will be a good opportunity for Members to socialize. Our previous such events in 2017 and 2018 were well received and the food was enjoyed by all present!. So please come along and give us your support. For full details of the Programme click here. There will be a raffle, a ringing table and plenty of good food. A map showing the location of Cheddon Fitzpaine Village Hall can be found here.

In order to speed up proceedings at the AGM, we are publishing various AGM documents in advance. Please click on the following links for the relevant documents:

AGM 2019 Agenda

Draft Minutes of 2018 AGM

2018 Financial Statement

Membership Report

List of Officers for election

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The Society has recently donated an outdoor camera to the South West Children's Hospice at Charlton Farm, Wraxall, so that children, parents and visitors can closely monitor the bird life using their garden feeders, while remaining in their refectory. The idea by the Community Fundraiser, Emma Parker was considered the most worthy of suggestions by our President, Stephen Moss, and Roger Dickey, Eve Tigwell and Dick Best went along to see how the project was working. They were also given a tour of the facilities and met staff and volunteers. Such is the success of the camera at the hospice, that SOS is intending to sponsor membership of the hospice in the Garden Bird Watch scheme, thus hopefully establishing an enduring link with this very worthy organisation.  

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