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.


Water Rail by Jim Bennett
Water Rail by Jim Bennett - September 15th, 2016, Titchfield Haven 


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

Two more photos for mid October - added October 26th, 2016


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


Bird News for September 2016 - added October 5th, 2016


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


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


Link to petition to ban driven grouse shooting - added August 12th, 2016


Autumn Kingfisher Newsletter published - added August 5th, 2016


Grants page - added May 17th, 2016