Welcome to the HOS website


Join nowThe 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.


*** The HOS Open Day will be on Saturday, 28th March 2015, at John Stripe Theatre, Winchester, SO22 4NR. Full details of agenda and speakers are in the Spring issue of Kingfisher. Non-members welcome ***

Bittern by David Cuddon Bittern by David Cuddon, Keyhaven - January 23rd, 2015


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 February - added February 26th, 2015


New Forest winter birds survey results - added February 19th, 2015


Walk Reports updated - added February 17th, 2015


Spring Kingfisher Newsletter published - added February 12th, 2015


Hampshire Bird Report update - added February 12th, 2015


Atlas species sponsorship update - added February 11th, 2015


Bird News for January 2015 - added February 6th, 2015


Forthcoming walks up to May 2015 - added January 14th, 2015