British Trust for Ornithology

Surrey Region

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BTO Surrey region

Make your birding count – volunteer and support BTO surveys, schemes and projects!

The local Surrey BTO region runs several surveys across the patch. Since the BTO Surrey region is made up of a number of grid squares its coverage isn't quite the same as the County of Surrey and includes small parts of neighbouring counties.

Out birding

Read more about the area and surveys we are involved with here.

BTO Surrey aims to:

* Maintain good coverage of surveys in the Surrey region, through recruitment and providing support to volunteers.

* Foster a vibrant community engaged and kept up to date with news and feedback of the results of their collective efforts.

* Create a community integrated into the local bird scene, with links to local bird clubs, similar groups and other neighbouring BTO communities.


About the BTO

The Surrey region is one part of the BTO organisation which wants to:

Make birdwatching count

By empowering 60,000 bird-enthusiasts to gather vital data, develop their skills and be part of a vibrant community.

Champion impartial science

By answering the most pressing questions about birds, through thorough and impartial scientific research.

Share bird knowledge

By communicating its knowledge and expertise to increase the value of birds and other wildlife for all.

Latest Posts

Spotted Flycatcher

Spring 2021 Newsletter

Download the Spring 2021 Newsletter to find out more about surveys planned over 2021. These surveys include Turtle Dove & Nightingale surveys organised by both RSPB and Surrey Bid Club / Sussex Ornithological Society in the Chiddingfold Forest. Also there is news on BTO surveys including the regular BBS, WBBS, WeBS & Heronries. Plus this […]

Autumn 2020 Newsletter

Read the Autumn newsletter which includes details of sites looking for new surveyors for both the Wetland Birds Survey (WeBS) and Breeding Birds Survey (BBS). Take a look and see if there are any sites near you that you would like to survey. Also there’s a plea to get involved in recording your garden birds […]

BBS 2019 Report cover

Breeding Birds Survey 2019 report – out now!

The 2019 Breeding Birds Survey (BBS) report has just been published, and is available to download from the main BTO site here. The report covers the Breeding Bird Survey news, trends and articles on related research. The Waterways Breeding Bird Survey news and trends are also incorporated into this report. There are mixed results, with […]

Garden BirdWatch

Garden BirdWatch free membership

During this period of uncertainty, the BTO is offering free membership for it’s Garden BirdWatch scheme. Whilst our movements outside are restricted why not sign up for the Garden BirdWatch survey? The survey involves simply keeping a list of the birds you see visiting your garden over the course of a week, and then entering […]