Welcome to the website of the RSPB Guildford and District Local Group
The RSPB Guildford Group is a particularly active and lively bunch who 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 four hundred members covering south west Surrey from Chobham, Woking, Guildford and Godalming through to Cranleigh and Haslemere.
From 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 fifty wildlife walks and there are day trips and residential visits to nature reserves and places of birdwatching interest in the UK. We also arrange holidays 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.
As Leader of the Group, I am very keen to welcome new members, and invite you to get in touch.
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