Welcome to the HOS website


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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.


Sedge Warbler by Brian Cartwright


Sedge Warbler by Brian Cartwright - August 8th, 2017, 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

Photos for mid September - added September 15th, 2017 


Fieldworkers' meeting - 2018 announced - added September 10th, 2017


Results of Optics Survey - added September 9th, 2017


Bird News for August 2017 - added September 6th, 2017


Birding Basics Workshop announced - added September 1st, 2017


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


Autumn Kingfisher Newsletter published - added August 17th, 2017


Forthcoming walks updated - added July 1st, 2017


Hampshire Swift Day, June 24th - added June 1st, 2017


Bird Trail - 2017 information added - added March 29th, 2017