Hertfordshire Natural History Society ~ Making the most of your nature records in Herfordshire
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Join the Herts Bird Club

Do join us to support local bird watching and:
  • Contribute your records for positive conservation purposes
  • Take part in original and innovative survey work
  • Receive a free copy of the annual Hertfordshire Bird Report
  • Keep in touch with the best in Hertfordshire birding
  • Attend the annual Bird Club conference
  • Learn more about Hertfordshire's birds
  • Support the important work of the Bird Club

The only county-wide organisation for birdwatchers

For only £1 a month

As a member of the Herts Bird Club you will:

  • receive a free copy of the annual Hertfordshire Bird Report 
    The report contains full details of all species recorded in Hertfordshire in the year plus papers on birds new to the county, recent survey work and many other subjects. The 2015 Bird Report is expected in September 2016

  • be able to attend the annual HBC/BTO Conference 
    Held in February or March each year, in association with the BTO, this provides a forum for discussion on matters of local and national interest in addition to presentations from expert speakers.
  • have the chance to take part in local and national survey work 
    The club runs a programme of survey and monitoring work and all members are welcome to participate.
  • have access to all meetings of the Herts Natural History Society 
    If your interests extend to other areas of natural history you may attend any of the meetings held by the society covering areas such as mammals, insects, fungi and flora. A supplement of £6 entitles you to a copy of the annual Hertfordshire Naturalist, the Society's journal.

  • support the important work of the Bird Club

Join Herts Bird Club today

Either: pay your membership subscription online with your credit or debit card, Make a donation using Virgin Money Givingclick the Virgin button to link to the HNHS page at Virgin Money Giving, then make a donation for £12, £18 or £22 (your subscription is eligilbe for Gift Aid). Once you have made your payment please complete this membership form and email it to our membership secretary, Virginia Kennard,
OR pay by cheque: print out and complete a membership form and post it with your cheque payable to 'Hertfordshire Natural History Society' to Virginia Kennard, 72 The Ryde, Hatfield, AL9 5DL, email Virginia

The details needed for membership are your name and contact details (address, email address and telephone number) and wildlife interests.

TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP simply pay on line via VirginMoneyGiving or send your cheque, payable to 'Hertfordshre Natural History Society' to Virginia Kennard, 72 The Ryde, Hatfield, AL9 5DL.

  • £12 per year – Individual membership: plus you will receive a copy of The Herts Bird Report
    £18 per year – Individual membership: plus you will receive copies of both our journals, The Hertfordshire Naturalist and The Herts Bird Report
  • £22 per year – Family membership: plus you will receive copies of both our journals, The Hertfordshire Naturalist and The Herts Bird Report
  • £18 per year – Corporate subscription – available to organisations such as companies, local authorities and colleges – carries the same privileges as ordinary member.

Subscriptions fall due on 1 January each year.  

 - the whole of your subscription and any donations are eligible for Gift Aid. HM Revinue and Customs will give the Society 25p for every £1 donated (that is £4.50 on a subscription of £18), so it is well worth it. You are eligible for Gift Aid if you are a UK taxpayer and your annual income tax and/or capital gains tax is greater than the tax the Society will reclaim. For more details see HMRC website.
For the Society to claim Gift Aid on your subscription all we need is your name and address and for you to tell us in an email or letter that you wish to add Gift Aid and that you are an eligible UK taxpayer. You can download a Gift Aid form here.

If you would like more information or have any queries please contact Virginia Kennard.


 

Herts Bird Club news

Introducing the Thames and Chilterns Bird Atlas

Have a look at the fascinating new free internet based bird atlas, thamesandchilternbirdatlas.org.uk, covering the counties of Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.



Become an active member of Hertfordshire Natural History Society

We welcome as members everyone interested in the natural history of our county.

Members can take part in all the activities of the Society and Herts Bird Club. Your subscription will support the work of the Society and in addition members receive copies of our newsletters and publications. Click here for details about joining.