The Kingfisher is a full colour, glossy magazine with articles and news about birds in Hampshire. There are regular features including the Walks programme and Recent Reports and Hampshire Highlights, occasional book reviews, trip reports, crosswords, as well as an outstanding selection of photos of Hampshire birds taken by Hampshire birders.

It is published in February, July and November. The latest edition published in February  2021 includes articles on

  • AGM and Members’ Day
  • The Storm Ahead
  • Little Egret Nocturnal Roost Survey
  • Which birds to look for in Spring
  • Focus on New HOS Member, Izzy Fry
  • Some Sites to Visit in 2021
  • HOS Events go online
  • Common Buzzard – Observed Behaviour
  • The Willow Tit – a Reminiscence
  • Book Review – Flight Identification of European Passerines & Selected Landbirds
  • HOS Newsletter No. 1 – January 1979 & our Inaugral Members’ Meeting

For information about the Newsletter, including contributions and advertising, please contact the editor, Barry Page – email: Barry Page.

Deadline for next issue is May 10th, 2021.

Electronic Kingfisher

For members who would prefer to receive an electronic version of Kingfisher, instead of a paper copy, please send an email to, with a Subject line containing the member’s name and Post code.

Previous copies of Kingfisher can be downloaded below.

AutumnWinter 2020/21
Spring 2020
Winter 2019
Autumn 2019
Summer 2019
Spring 2019
Winter 2018
Autumn 2018
Summer 2018
Spring 2018
Winter 2017
Autumn 2017
Summer 2017
Spring 2017
Winter 2016
Autumn 2016
Summer 2016