About HOS

Wood Warbler by Martin BennettThe Hampshire Ornithological Society (HOS) is a charitable organisation operating in the County of Hampshire, inclusive of the cities of Portsmouth and Southampton, as a Charitable Unincorporated Organisation.

The Objects of the Society are, within the County of Hampshire:

  1. To advance the education of the public in all aspects of ornithology.
  2. To promote research into ornithology and to publish the useful results of such study.
  3. To support and encourage the preservation and conservation of wild birds and places of ornithological interest.

It is a registered charity and is run by a Management Committee and two subcommittees – Scientific Committee and Membership Committee. The Society’s Accounts and Rules are lodged with the Charity Commissioner (Registration number 1042309). Minutes from the Annual General Meetings can be downloaded from the Accounts page.


See the HOS Committees pages for contact information.