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.


Knot by John Wichall
Knot by John Wichall - December 14th 2016, Keyhaven 


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

Forthcoming walks up to May 2017 - added January 14th, 2017


More photos for early January - added January 14th, 2017


Fieldworkers' meeting agenda on January 22nd - added January 6th, 2017


Open Day agenda on March 25th - added January 6th, 2017


New Forest Association meeting Jan 24th, added to Forthcoming walks - added January 8th, 2017 


Bird News for December 2016 - added January 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


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