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Beginner or birder – join us and join in
The Surbiton and District Birdwatching Society membership offers:


Indoor meetings and social events

Monthly indoor meetings feature a guest speaker giving an illustrated talk.


All year round birding

Around 25 field trips are organised each year. Some are local morning walks, others longer excursions for the whole day. We also visit a number of famous bird reserves, including Minsmere, Dungeness, Pagham, Elmley, Farlington Marshes, Slimbridge, Welney, etc.


Great birdwatching breaks

Locations vary but recent autumn weekends have been in Somerset, Norfolk and Dorset.


A regular Newsletter

Our bi-monthly newsletter keeps members in touch with details of field trips, society events and other local birding news.


Bird recording

Members are invited to submit records from our recording area which covers 144 square kilometres and stretches from Sunbury and Kingston in the north to Cobham and Epsom in the south and includes Bushy and Hampton Court Parks, Molesey Heath, West End, Esher and Epsom Common, and, with the appropriate permit, some of the reservoirs. Members also receive an Annual Bird Report.


Free membership of the Friends of Hogsmill STW Nature Reserve

Members receive the special benefit of free membership of the Friends of Hogsmill STW Nature Reserve. An application form for Hogsmill Membership is included in the pack for new members. When you become a Friend of the Hogsmill Nature Reserve your membership will also allow you free entry to Kempton Nature Reserve and Crossness Nature Reserve.


Organised surveys

Members take part in a range of BTO and other survey work to increase our knowledge and understanding of birds and bird behaviour.


Annual subscription is just 20 pounds. Membership is free for those aged 18 and under.
Contact us to join or to ask for further information