Welcome to the HOS website

HOS Open Day on March 25th


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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.


Brent Goose by Dave Levy
Brent Goose by Dave Levy - February 22nd 2017, Hill Head 


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

Photos for late March - added March 23rd, 2017


Recent Walk Report - added March 15th, 2017


New Forest winter birds survey updated for February survey - added March 2nd, 2017


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


Winter Kingfisher Newsletter published - added February 13th, 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