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Hampshire Bird Report 2015 published


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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.


Great White Egret by Gareth Rees
Great White Egret by Gareth Rees - October 26th, 2016, Oxey Marsh 


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 early December - added December 6th, 2016


Bird News for November 2016 - added December 4th, 2016


New Forest winter birds survey updated for November survey - added November 26th, 2016


Winter Kingfisher Newsletter published - added November 18th, 2016


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


Forthcoming walks up to February 2017 - added October 16th, 2016


Report on Bird Trail - 2016 - added October 1st, 2016


Low Tide Count - Langstone Harbour - updated September 22nd, 2016 


Grants page - added May 17th, 2016