Hertfordshire Natural History Society ~ Making the most of your nature records in Herfordshire
Hertfordshire Natural History Society  

Publishing bird records and results of surveys and monitoring is a vital role of the Herts Bird Club. (Scroll down to the bottom of this page for a full list of publications).
Records submitted through the website appear in 'Recent Sightings' on the home page and in the 'Sightings archive'.
The Hertfordshire Bird Report is published every year and distributed free to Herts Bird Club members - the latest edition is Herts Bird Report 2015.

​The first Report on Hertfordshire Birds was published 138 years ago in 1878 by the Hertfordshire Natural History Society. A bird report has been published in most years ever since as part of the Transactions of the HNHS. 

​The Hertfordshire Bird Report was first published as a separate part of the Transactions in 1980 and every year since. See the links below for details.

The annual Bird Report is distributed free to all current members of The Herts Bird Club and Hertfordshire Natural History Society.

The latest edition, Herts Bird Report 2015, is available as part of the Herts Bird Club membership package. Membership costs £12 per year, join now

Follow the 'Hertfordshire Bird Reports' link below for details of reports for previous years.

Some local groups have produced bird reports for specific Hertfordshire sites; these give access details and information on the birdlife in those parts of the county, including East Hyde, Hilfield, Tyttenhanger and Tring. Follow the link to Herts Local Site Reports below.

​Hertfordshire Bird Books

Birds of Hertfordshire - a full county avifauna and atlas - this brilliant book covers all the bird species commonly seen in the county plus information on every species ever recorded in Hertfordshire.
It includes the results of the most recent Atlas surveys of breeding and wintering birds, together with analysis and comparison with the two previous atlases.
The book was published on 24 February 2015.
Price £39 (P&P free) or £34 when collected from HNHS in St Albans or at one of our events.
More information, reviews and how to buy a copy....

We have also published three other books click the links below for details:
Breeding Birds of Hertfordshire (1992)
Hertfordshire Breeding Bird Atlas (1982)
Birds at Tring Reservoirs.
You can buy all our publications direct from HNHS through this website


Hertfordshire Bird Reports - 2015 and earlier


Herts Bird Club Bulletins - 1990-2008


Herts Bird Club monthly summaries 2009-2012


Herts local site reports


Projects on Hertfordshire's birds


Birds of Hertfordshire by Ken Smith, Chris Dee, Jack Fearnside and Mike Ilett


Hertfordshire Gazeteer


Hertfordshire Breeding Bird Atlas 1967-1973


Birds at Tring Reservoirs


The Breeding Birds of Hertfordshire 1988-1992


Publications archive

​Birds of Hertfordshire - buy our brilliant new book now - full details

Other books to buy direct from HNHS

Butterflies of Hertfordshire and Middlesex - our latest brilliant and informative book - out now only £19.99 - full details

Hertfordshire Geology and Landscape
Hertfordshire Geology and Landscape – tells the story of the formation of Hertfordshire through geological time and its evolution to the landscape we know today modified by human occupation - buy your copy now for only £34details here

Flora of Hertfordshire

Cover of Flora of HertfordshireBrilliant HNHS book on wild flowers of Hertfordshire by Trevor James was published in December 2009. Shows you where each plant occurs in the county and the most interesting places to visit. Buy your copy now, only £29. Click here for full details.

 The Moths of Hertfordshire by Colin Plant now only £15

The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Hertfordshire by Alan Reynolds, Tom Gladwin and Christine Shepperson

Mammals, Reptiles and Amphibians of Hertfordshire by Michael Clark