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.


Crossbill by John HiltonCrossbill by John Hilton - Boldrewood

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.


*** Please note that subscriptions for 2016 were due on Jan 2nd ***


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 April - added April 28th, 2016


Forthcoming walks up to August 2016 - added April 13th, 2016


Swift Conservation Facebook page now available - added April 11th, 2016


Report of Open Day 2016 by Ian Julian - added April 8th, 2016


Bird News for March 2016 - added April 4th, 2016


Accounts for 2015 - added April 3rd, 2016


New Forest winter birds survey results for March - added March 23rd, 2016


Open Day 2016 on Saturday April 2nd, 2016 - added February 7th, 2016


Spring Kingfisher Newsletter published - added February 7th, 2016


Hampshire Bird Report for 2014 published - added December 27th, 2015


Fieldworkers' meeting contact information - added November 6th, 2015