Thursley Common is an area of some 350 hectares of heathland in the southwest of Surrey, England. It is protected as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and as a national nature reserve. Lying between the villages of Thursley and Elstead, the common is generally 2–300 feet above sea-level.
In 2006, 60% of the common was burnt, but was regenerating by 2010.
It is one of the last remaining heathlands in Surrey. It is famed for its diverse wildlife. Whilst crossbill, red kite, woodlark and stonechat are regularly seen, birds such as Dartford warbler, whinchat, wheatear, tree pipit and redstart are frequently encountered. Rarer birds include osprey, black redstart and great grey shrike.
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