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, June and November. The latest edition published in June 2024 includes articles on

  • Looking back at Members’ Day 2024
  • High Drama – Hampshire Peregrines
  • Birdsong and technology
  • New reservoir for Havant
  • Gallery – more amazing art from HOS members
  • Good for the soul. Health issues can change how we appreciate nature
  • Focus on Acres Down
  • Take 5 – photographer Brian Cartwright
  • Spot the difference – Reed , Sedge and Cetti’s Warblers

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

Deadline for next issue is September 2nd, 2024.

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.

Spring 2024
Autumn/Winter 2023
Summer 2023
Spring 2023
Autumn/Winter 2022/23
Summer 2022
Spring 2022
Autumn/Winter 2021/22
Summer 2021
Spring 2021
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