5 km bird race challenge

On Saturday 7th May [2022] a 5 km bird race challenge is taking place in Surrey.

The idea is to bird within a 5 km radius of either your home or patch, with participation as relaxed or full-on as you’d like. Several teams and individuals have already entered and further entries are most welcome. If you’d like to find out more or enter as a team or individual then please drop an email to .

Warnham NR field meeting

Field Trip – Sunday 20 March 10:00

Penny Williams will be leading a Surrey Bird Club field trip to Warnham Nature Reserve in West Sussex this Sunday [20 March 2022].

Warnham NR is nestled on the north side of Horsham and is made up of a wide range of habitats from reedbeds and open water to typha swamp and coniferous woodland. The variety of habitats means 168 species of birds have been recorded here, including Water Rail, Common and Green Sandpiper, Snipe and even the occasional Bittern or Osprey. A thriving heronry is also on site with an average of … Read more

March 2022

Thursday 31st

Great Egrets, Enton Lakes (E Stubbs).
Great Egrets, Enton Lakes (E Stubbs).

Beddington Farmlands: 6 Water Pipits, 3 Jack Snipe, 8 Green Sandpipers and 7 Shelduck (A Dutta/A Ramesh).

Enton Lakes: 2 Great Egrets flew north-east (E Stubbs).

Hankley Common: male Brambling (J Snell).

Holmethorpe SP: 2 Little Ringed Plovers flew east through Spyne’s Mere; also Swallow (G Hay).

London Wetland Centre: 2 Redshanks, 2 Oystercatchers, Shelduck and 2 Bramblings (C Dewhurst).

Thursley Common: 2 Crossbills and Brambling (D Brassington).

Wednesday 30th

Mediterranean Gull, Island Barn Reservoir (D Harris).
Mediterranean Gull, Island Barn Reservoir (D Harris).

Beddington Farmlands: Swallow flew over South Lake (D … Read more