Field meetings are open to members and non-members alike.
Field Meetings 2020
In view of the latest government advice over the coronavirus outbreak all the field meetings up until the end of April have been cancelled. We anticipate that it may well be necessary to cancel subsequent field meetings but we will update this website to confirm the situation by the middle of April.
Sunday 3 May 2020 – Nightingales
Venue yet to be decided dependant on where Nightingales have been heard singing in Surrey in April 2020. This field trip will be led by Penny Williams and, as well as listening out for Nightingales, the purpose of the trip will be to listen for and find the other early morning songsters. As soon as the location has been chosen this website will be updated with the time and location. Members of the club will also be emailed full details of this field trip once finalised.
Sunday 31 May 2020 – Clandon Wood Nature Reserve Bioblitz
Join Matt Phelps for a guided walk around his workplace, to survey the bird species present as part of a weekend-long BioBlitz. Meet by the pavilion at 10.00am. Subject to the weather, bird ringing will be taking place too.
The entrance to the nature reserve and burial ground is off the eastbound A246 just east of Guildford and the first left turn just past the crossroads near Clandon Park, map reference TQ048512, postcode GU4 7FN (GU4 7TT for older Sat Navs).
Saturday 13 June 2020 – Tice’s Meadow Bioblitz
We will be joining the Tice’s Meadow Bird Group on their bird walk around the reserve as part of their annual Bioblitz. A member of the committee will accompany the walk, which will commence at 5.30 pm from the Bioblitz site. There will also be bird-ringing demonstrations from 8.00 am to 4.00 pm, weather permitting. Other activities are also taking place during the day and the club will have a presence there all day too. Parking is at the reserve entrance near the Pea Bridge on Badshot Lea Road (B3208), map ref SU867490.
Sunday 20 June 2020 – Hankley Common for Nightjars
Meet at 9.00pm in the main car park, map ref SU891411. Insect repellent and a torch are advised. Leader, Eric Soden.
To get to the car park take the road from Elstead south towards Churt. After about a mile and three-quarters from the centre of Elstead the road turns sharp right and then sharp left. Do not follow the bend to the left but go straight ahead up a badly pot-holed road. The car park is on the left after about a third of a mile, just before a metal barrier.
All the walks are FREE (except for travel costs, car park or entrance fees).
Everybody is welcome, from beginners to experts. However any children aged 16 or under must be accompanied by an adult.
Most sites visited are, unfortunately, not suitable for wheelchairs with rough, and often muddy, footpaths.