Join Us

Benefits of HOS Membership include the following:

Open Day by Ian JulianNewsletter

The Kingfisher is a full colour magazine with articles and news about birds in Hampshire – and sometimes further afield. It is published three times per year.

Annual Bird Report

Members receive a copy of the annual Bird Report, which is usually published toward the end of the following year. The latest edition, Hampshire Bird Report 2020, was published in November 2021. It is available from our Sales Officer, Nicola Whitmarsh. Nicola can be contacted by phone or email – 01489 853116 or

Price £16.25 including P&P. Please make cheques payable to HOS.

Members’ Day

A half day conference, which includes the AGM, with talks, sales stands, refreshments and a chance to meet like-minded people. It is open to non-members for a small entry charge. The Members’ Day for 2021 was held online due to the Coronavirus. Videos of the talks given can be found here. The President’s address and Chairman’s report can be seen here.  Reports from previous meetings can be found here.

Meetings Programme

There are outdoor meetings held every month, led by a knowledgeable and experienced birdwatcher, and occasional indoor meetings in the winter. We have also recently started a series of online talks. See Walks and Events page.

HOS Ladybirders Group

We are keen to encourage the active involvement of female members in HOS and birding in general, so to help this happen we have established a Whatsapp group which has nearly 100 members who have decided to call it the Ladybirders Group. This allows female members of HOS to contact others for friendship, joined up birding opportunities, help with information and bird identification – or just to share enthusiasm for Hampshire birding. If you are a female HOS member and would like to join this, send a text to Janice Beck – 07723 026332.

HOS clothing

HOS logoed clothing, including fleeces, sweatshirts and polo shirts are also available from our Sales Officers.

Participate in surveys

HOS undertakes surveys both independently and in collaboration with other bodies throughout the year. New observers are always welcome. See Surveys page.

HOS membership is on an annual basis, running from January 1st. Details of joining HOS or renewing a subscription are available here.