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 David Cuddon
Knot by David Cuddon - August 18th, 2016, Pennington MarshMartin Down 

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 September - added September 26th, 2016


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


Bird News for August 2016 - added September 2nd, 2016


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


Autumn Kingfisher Newsletter published - added August 5th, 2016


Information about Bird Trail - 2016 - added July 15th, 2016


Forthcoming walks up to November 2016 - added July 10th, 2016


Grants page - added May 17th, 2016