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New Webmaster Required

Having run the website for the past 11 years Dave Harris stood down in June. Dave wants to thank all the observers out there who have sent in records over the years, many of whom he has never met but feels as if he knows well.

If anyone has a desire to take on this role then please contact the Chairman Eric Sodene-mail ericsoden@aol.com A background in IT is not required, but may help!

Wildfowl Counters Wanted

Do you live near any of these sites? A visit is required once a month on or near the dates below.

Remaining 2018 Dates
Nov 11th
Dec 9th

2019 Dates
Jan 20th
Feb 17th
Mar 24th
Apr 21st
May 19th
Jun 16th
Jul 7th
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Sep 15th
Oct 13th
Nov 17th
Dec 15th

Would anyone interested in helping with the counts please contact the Surrey organiser, who is: Penny Williams, Bournbrook House, Sandpit Hall Road, Chobham, Surrey, GU24 8HA. Tel: 01276 857736. E-mail: bto@waxwing.plus.com

Surrey Bird Club Records Committee

Following our meeting in June 2016 the following decisions were reached.

Highlights included the County's third Long-tailed Skua and Serin, the first Black-winged Stilt since 1973, Glossy Ibis, 3 Bee-eaters, a Fulmar and a Red-rumped Swallow.

The Surrey List

Eric Soden (Surrey County Recorder) has painstakingly put together an up to date Surrey List. Some recent records may still be with the Records Committee and are not yet included.
Take a look here.

Birds of Sussex DVD

This DVD contains the Sussex Bird Reports 1948-2010, the 1996 Birds of Sussex book, and a commemorative publication
"Birds of Sussex 1962-1987". All for the bargain price of £6.50! Full details : here

Surrey Bird Club Records Committee

Following our meeting on Feb 1st 2015 the following decisions were reached.

Records Committee News

The 2012 meeting was held on July 1st, and the results can be found here. Highlights include Arctic Redpoll (2nd County record), Corncrake (eaten by a Grey Heron), and the first Shorelark for 27 years. If there are any errors then please let me know.
Dave Harris


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The recording area of the Surrey Bird Club is the vice-county of Surrey. The borders of the vice-county are those of Surrey in the late 19th century. This is approximately the same as the border before 1965, when the northeast was lost to Greater London, the Gatwick area was lost to Sussex, and Spelthorne (Staines north of the Thames) was gained from Middlesex. It is thus the current Administrative County of Surrey minus all the territory north of the Thames and plus the greater London Boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark, Wandsworth, Merton, Croydon, Kingston, Richmond and Sutton and plus the Gatwick area. There is a map of the recording area in every edition of the Surrey Bird Report. The county list is currently being overhauled as part of the preparation of the new Birds of Surrey and full details are not yet available for publication. The number of species on the draft list was published as 325 in the Birdwatchers Yearbook for 2004. Recent splits and additions have brought it up 333.