Welcome to the HOS website

Header photographs courtesy of Brian Cartwright, Chris Rose and David Cuddon.

Sand Martin by Rob Porter – May 12th, Blashford Lakes

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.

HOS Membership

Among the benefits of HOS Membership are three, full colour newsletters a year; an annual, full colour bird report; an extensive programme of walks and an Annual meeting, with guest speakers and trade stalls. Great value at £16 annual subscription, for individuals, joint and family membership – and FREE for young birders in full-time education, up to the age in 21.

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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“I have just returned from my first HOS walk of the year and the endorphins are flowing! What an amazingly, wonderful group of people to be able to spend time with. I feel so grateful that I found HOS and the friendly, genuine people that attend the walks programme.” – a HOS Member