The club was founded in 1957 and became a registered charity in 1967. The Surrey Bird Club is a society of people interested in wild birds in the county of Surrey, England. Members include professional ornithologists, amateurs of every stature, bird watchers and others who care about the future of birdlife in the county.

Surrey Bird Club is affiliated to the British Trust for Ornithology and a special invitation to join is extended to Surrey members of the British Trust for Ornithology and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.


Membership is open to anyone interested in the birds of Surrey and in sympathy with its aims.

Cuckoo, Thursley Common, Graham Carey



The objects of the Club, as laid down by constitution are:-

  • RESEARCH: to co-operate with national and local scientific ornithological enquiries and to study and record all aspects of the avifauna of Surrey.
  • PUBLICATION: to produce an annual report on the birds of the county to be known as the Surrey Bird Report.
  • CONSERVATION: to support conservation of birdlife in the county.
  • EDUCATION: to promote an increased interest in ornithology in Surrey.


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