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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 thirty 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.

Tony Cummins

Latest walk reports

Sheepleas 4 July 2024

Seventeen members attended the walk at Sheepleas, familiar for fungi events but new for butterflies. Conditions were sunny but there…

Blackheath Common 27 June 2024

Twenty members attended the postponed dusk walk in conditions much improved on those of a fortnight earlier but still not…

Bookham Common 23 June 2024

Nine members joined a highly enjoyable Sunday walk.  The fun began the moment we stepped out of our cars and found…

Whitmoor Common 1 June 2024

Twelve of us met in the car park of the Jolly Farmer pub.  While we waited to start a Kestrel flew…

Newlands Corner 23 May 2024

With no rain forecast eleven of us assembled under cloudy skies at Newlands Corner car park. Our first stop at…

Thursley Common 17 May 2024

Twelve members met on an overcast morning with heavy rain forecast. The first part our walk produced only a few…