2017 Surrey Bird Club report out now

sbr 2017 front cover

The 2017 Surrey Bird Report is available now and has been posted to all members. Non-members can purchase a copy for £10 plus £1.50 p&p.

The report includes accounts of the 207 species seen in the county, a summary of ringing activity and an article detailing the irruption of Hawfinches in 2017.

The full content list and details of how to order are here.

AGM update

Mallard, London Wetland Centre, Barnes 30/07/20 (J Drewett)

The Committee has decided that, unfortunately, it is not practical to hold the AGM At East Horsley Village Hall on Friday 25th September.  Instead of holding a virtual one, the Committee has decided to deal with the AGM by way of online voting (or paper forms for those members without an email address)m with members being asked to raise any issues by 12 pm on Friday 9th September with the Membership Secretary (via ku.gro.bulcdribyerrusnull@pihsrebmem). 

If any member has not received a link to an online voting form or a postal voting form by 20th August 2020, please … Read more

Woking Peregrine Project book

2020 has been another successful year for the Woking Peregrines.  The Woking Peregrines Project (WPP) has been running for 5 years and is hoping to raise sufficient interest/funds to enable the publication of a WPP book, documenting the first five years of the project.  If you are interested in supporting the publication of the book (or indeed buying the book if published), please visit the WPP website: www.wokingperegrines.com/book/

Field meetings update

We have scheduled meetings for August and September (subject to appropriate lifting of COVID-19 restrictions). You can find full details here.

Photo of Garganey by D Harris

Magazine back issues

Ringed Plover, 20/05/20 (D Harris)

Back issues of British Birds and all the Birding World magazines dating back to 1987 are available, with a donation to Surrey Bird Club suggested if anyone wants a lot of them.

If you are interested, then please contact Kevin Allen.

Photo of Ringed Plover by D Harris

Where to see Spotted Flycatcher in Surrey

Spotted Flycatcher has undergone a wretched modern-day decline, with Breeding Bird Survey data showing a breeding population drop of 39% between 1995 and 2016. This is part of a staggering longer-term decline of 87 per cent since 1970, a trend that is recognisable in the steady drop in numbers in Surrey. The results of initial research indicate that more Spotted Flycatchers are dying during the first year of their lives and that this increased mortality is likely to be behind the population decline.

Despite this rather bleak outlook, and the fact there has been a steady decline in the county, … Read more

New date for AGM

Reed Warbler, Stoke Lake, Guildford 02/05/20 (J Sellen)

In view of the likelihood that some restrictions due to the Coronavirus are likely to remain in place for several months, the AGM originally due to tak place on 26 June has been rearranged for Friday, 25 September at the same venue, East Horsley village hall. 

You can find further details here.


Photo of Reed Warbler by James Sellen

Field meetings cancelled

Moorhens, River Wey, Guildford, 24/04/20 (J Sellen)

Our June field meetings have now been cancelled because of the Coronavirus.  We hope to resume field meetings in August if the restrictions have eased sufficiently by then.   

Details will be provided nearer the time.

Photo of Moorhens by James Sellen

Survey cancelled

Photo: Nightingale, Shaun Ferguson

Following the earlier decision to cancel the first part of the planned survey of Chiddingfold Forest this spring, a survey of Nightingales, the Club and the Sussex Ornithological Society have decided that the second part of the survey, a survey of Turtle Doves, should also be cancelled.  The intention is to carry out the whole of the survey next year. 

Our thanks to all who volunteered, and we hope you that you will take part next year.  

Photo of Nightingale by Shaun Ferguson

2016 Surrey Bird Report out now

The 2016 Surrey Bird Report is available now and has been posted to all members.

Non-members can purchase a copy for £10 plus £1.50 p&p. Details of how to order are here.