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The group has an open membership so that any individual can join and leave as they wish.


We are not currently charging a membership fee but will gratefully accept donations at events or on an ad hoc basis.


If you wish to become a member or make a donation please visit the contacts page or send us an email and we will add you to the mailing list.


As a member you will be invited to walks, talks and to take part in our annual otter survey and spraint collection events. We will also keep you up to date on workshops and conferences which may be of interest. If you sign up for an event you will receive a free gift from our selection of survey guides, magnets or the Otter Network car/window sticker.


We will also collate all of your sightings records  to ensure that the local records centre - ERIC North East - have the most up to date data for our area.

All donations are vital so that we can purchase insurance to run our events, provide training and keep the website running.


Without you there is no otter research in the northeast.

Surveyor Training

We aim to reach out to you with news at least once a year to update you on activities, research conclusions and wider stories of interest to otter enthusiasts

For those wanting to be involved in survey work, you will be invited to our free training events and provided with a survey pack

In house events and activities
External Events

Take part in our Spring Otter Survey at the end of April

Hear about other talks, conferences and workshops


We provide annual updates of our findings including road traffic collisions and the findings of the Annual Spring Survey

If you would like to purchase your own reading material suggest:


Paul Chanin's recently updated 'Otters'


'Otters of the World' by Paul and Grace Yoxon


Tracks and Signs FSC guide

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