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Update on 2018 Open Day


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.


Goldcrest by Brian Cartwright


Goldcrest by Brian Cartwright - January 16th, 2018, Anton Lakes 


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

Survey details for Nightingale and Dartford Warbler - added February 19th, 2018


Photos for mid February - added February 18th, 2018


Bird News for January 2018 - added February 10th, 2018


Spring Kingfisher Newsletter published - added February 10th, 2018


Forthcoming walks updated - added February 4th, 2018


Fieldworkers' meeting - 2018 Agenda - updated February 4th, 2018


New Forest winter birds survey results for January - added February 4th, 2018


Young Birders Camp 2018 announced - added December 8th, 2017


Birding Basics additional Raptor Workshop now FULLY BOOKED - added November 26th, 2017


Request for Bird records for 2017 - added November 17th, 2017


Hampshire Bird Report 2016 published - added November 15th, 2017


Update on Open Day 2018 - added August 30th, 2017