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  2022 includes articles on

  • AGM and Members’ Day 2022 (NB Date changed to April 2nd, 2022)
  • My Bird Valentine by Leah Pink, Barry Page, Nicola Whitmarsh and Keith Betton
  • The Young Ones – HOS young members go from strength to strength
    New WhatsApp group for female members
  • Readers’ offer – Rare Birds of Hampshire
  • Did you know? Bird migration by Keith Betton
  • High Drama –Winchester Peregrine update by Keith Betton
  • Blashford Lakes – The Book by Simon Woolley

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

Deadline for next issue is May 6th, 2022.

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.

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