Welcome to the HOS website



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The Hampshire Ornithological Society (HOS) records and publishes information about wild birds in the county of Hampshire, England. This web site is for members and potential members of HOS. We hope that visitors to Hampshire will also find it useful.


Magpie by Gareth Rees
Magpie by Gareth Rees - January 11th 2017, Warblington 


HOS Membership


Join nowAmong the benefits of HOS Membership are a quarterly, full colour newsletter; an annual, full colour bird report; an extensive programme of walks and a free Open Day, with guest speakers and trade stalls. Great value at £12 annual subscription, for individuals and joint membership - and £5 for juniors.


Latest sightings and news


The goingbirding website has bird sightings in Hampshire posted to it throughout the day. The HOSLIST mailing list is for discussion of Hampshire birds and also has sightings posted to it.

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Latest Website News

More photos for mid February - added February 19th, 2017


Winter Kingfisher Newsletter published - added February 13th, 2017


Bird News for January 2017 - added February 1st, 2017


New Forest winter birds survey updated for January survey - added January 31st, 2017


Report on Fieldworkers' meeting - January 22nd - added January 26th, 2017


Forthcoming walks up to May 2017 - added January 14th, 2017


Open Day agenda on March 25th - added January 6th, 2017


Hampshire Bird Report for 2015 published - added November 8th, 2016