The RSPB Guildford & District Group is an active group whose members enjoy a variety of activities which promote enjoyment of wildlife – and particularly, though not exclusively, birds – while encouraging conservation and raising funds for the RSPB’s national activities.

Our group has over three hundred members covering south west Surrey from Chobham, Woking, Guildford and Godalming through to Cranleigh and Haslemere.

From late September to May we hold indoor meetings roughly twice a month and these include illustrated talks, both from our own members and from leading wildlife experts. Our extensive outdoor programme has over forty wildlife walks and there are day trips and holidays to nature reserves and places of birdwatching interest in the UK. We also arrange holidays abroad to visit the many different wildlife habitats in Europe and further afield.

We participate in local events to promote conservation, to raise funds for the RSPB and to publicise its work, sometimes by providing speakers for meetings and events organised by others. There is also hands-on conservation work to be done at the local RSPB reserve at Farnham Heath and several members volunteer at Pulborough Brooks.

A quarterly newsletter keeps members up to date with local birding information and prospective trips and activities. You can see our latest newsletter here.

For more information about our group activities and events, see the events and reports sections of this site or use the Contact Us forms.

As Leader of the Group, I am very keen to welcome new members, and invite you to get in touch.

Margo Scott

Latest walk reports

RSPB Otmoor 9 May 2024

The trip to Otmoor was blessed with glorious weather. Four species of warbler were seen before we left the car…

Pulborough Brooks 4 May 2024

A still, sunny morning tempted 29 members to enjoy ideal conditions for the walk. The car park was awash with…

Tices Meadow 28 April 2024

A temperature of 6C and heavy overnight rain that was only just beginning to clear limited attendance at the morning…

Farnham Heath 20 April 2024

A sunny spring morning saw eighteen people assembling in the car park of The Rural Life Centre.  A Red Kite flew…