Surrey Bird Watching Groups

Surrey Bird Club
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 Birding Facebook Group
A Facebook Group for Surrey based bird watchers to share news and photographs.

Surbiton & District Bird Watching Society
The Surbiton and District Bird Watching Society was formed in 1954. Over the years, it has grown to become one of the foremost ornithological societies in the South East of England, located about 25 miles to the South West of London.

RSPB Local Groups
RSPB local groups are a great way to meet friendly, like-minded people in your area while learning more about birds and wildlife.

Dorking & District
East Surrey
Epsom & Ewell
Guildford & District
North West Surrey
Richmond & Twickenham
North East Hants

Surrey Bird Watching Locations

Beddington Farmlands
Beddington Farmlands is a 161 hectare (400 acre) site in the coreland of the wider Wandle Valley Regional Park. Together with the adjacent green spaces of Beddington Park and Mitcham Common, Beddington Farmlands forms one of the largest contiguous green spaces in south London. Beddington Farmlands is an important area for wildlife and is classified a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation and Metropolitan Open Land (equivalent of Green Belt within an urban area). The site is being restored into a mosaic of important habitats for wildlife ahead of the development of a flagship nature reserve for people and nature.

Canons Farm & Banstead Woods
Canons Farm & Banstead Woods together form a large area of mixed and dynamic habitat neatly sandwiched between the settlements of Banstead, Burgh Heath, Chipstead and Kingswood.

Holmethorpe Sandpits
Situated between Merstham, Nutfield and Redhill, Holmethorpe Sandpits is one of the more significant birding sites in Surrey.

London Wetland Centre
An urban oasis for wildlife and people, just 10 minutes from Hammersmith.  Stroll among the lakes, ponds and gardens. The cafĂ© is perfect for relaxing, and kids will love the play areas.

Surrey Bird Watcher's Blogs

Almost Birding
The personal blog of Lee Dingain.

Binoculars, Net and Bug Pots...
The personal blog of Keith Kerr.

Devil Birder's Blog
The personal blog of David Campbell (Devil Birder).

Field Notes
The personal blog of Rich Mooney.

Non-Stop Birding
The personal blog of Peter Alfrey.

Randon's Ramblings
The personal blog of Neil Randon (Factor).

South Guildford Birding
The personal blog of Matt Phelps.

The Portland Naturalist
The personal blog of Sean Foote (Surrey birder exiled on Portland).

Thorncombe Street Diary & Godalming Area Birding
The personal blog of Ed Stubbs.

Where the Wind Takes Me!
The personal blog of Kevin Guest (Kojak).

Wildlife Watching with FAB
The personal blog of Frank Boxall.

Wild Winkworth
The personal blog of Matt Phelps.

Tice's Meadow Stakeholders

Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership
The Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership (BVCP) coordinates work in the Blackwater Valley on behalf of the various local authorities that border the valley, and provides a focus for the efforts of other organisations and individuals by providing the essential valley-wide overview.

Environment Agency 
The Environment Agency is responsible for all works concerning the River Blackwater.

Scottish & Southern Electric
SSE own the power-lines which run across the northern area of the site and are responsible for managing the growth of the trees underneath and adjacent to them.

Wildlife Recording Sites

Recording the wildlife found at Tice's Meadow is very important. We can only continue to manage and protect the valuable habitats on site if we have a record of what species are present. There are a number of easy ways you can help, and in return learn about nature and contribute to the management of the nature reserve.

The easiest way to help is to make a note of your sightings and then either email us (, tweet us (@TicesMeadow) or let one of us know in person.

Or you can record your sightings with one of the following schemes:

BTO Bird Track
National Mammal Atlas
National Butterfly Recording Scheme
National Moth Recording Scheme
National Amphibian & Reptile Recording Scheme

Other Useful Links

Army Ornithological Society
The Army Ornithological Society is the organisation for military birders, contributing to conservation of birds in the UK and overseas. Their work involves bird counts, surveys and field trips and includes serving soldiers, MOD civilians and retired Service members who all have a common interest in bird life.

Surrey Amphibian & Reptile Group
The Surrey Amphibian and Reptile Group is a non-profit-making wildlife conservation organisation, based in Surrey. SARG focuses on the care and preservation of wild, native reptiles and amphibians.

Surrey Biodiversity Information Centre
Surrey Biodiversity Information Centre (SBIC) collects, manages and disseminates information on the flora, fauna and habitats of Surrey. In doing so the Centre seeks to hold as comprehensive a record of the wildlife of Surrey as possible.

Surrey Wildlife Trust
A local charity concerned solely with the conservation of all forms of wildlife in Surrey. The Trust manage 82 sites, covering almost 8000ha (5%) of of Surrey.