Welcome to the Herts Bird Club website. We promote the study and recording of birds in Hertfordshire and encourage a wider interest in natural history including the conservation of wildlife habitats.
The Rarer Birds in Herts page has been updated for 2016 rare species records. Click here to view.
The page gives the status of records submitted to the Herts Rare Birds Panel that are being or have been assessed for all years since 2008.
The species on the Hertfordshire list needing descriptions are shown here.
Don't miss the 2017 Festival of Wildlife, organised by the Hertfordshire and Middlesex Wildlife Trust in association with HNHS including a birdwatching stand run by the Herts Bird Club!
Like last year's successful event it is taking place over two days in beautiful Panshanger Park, near Hertford.
In recent years Peregrines have become an increasingly welcome sight in Hertfordshire with a 60% increase in sightings over the last five years. Pairs have been seen in spring, courtship behaviour witnessed and juveniles present in the latter part of the year, but, despite the best efforts of Herts birders, breeding remained a possibility only......until now! New information received - read on for details
Latest Hertfordshire Bird Report
Latest HNHS publication
2017 subscriptions due now
Please renew your membership of HNHS and Herts Bird Club, details here.
A new guide to this excellent project has been added to the website - view it here.
Birds of Hertfordshire
Our new avifauna - Birds of Hertfordshire by Ken Smith, Chris Dee, Jack Fearnside and Mike Ilett was published on 24 February 2015.
Read the review in British Birds, here. Buy now direct from Herts Bird Club for only £34 (or £39 by post).
Herts Invertrebrate Project
Read here about how to join this new recording initiative.
Herts Atlas of Mammals, Amphibians and Reptiles
Please submit sightings and field signs of mammals, amphibians and reptiles to our countywide survey, full details at the Herts MARA website.
Hertfordshire Bird Atlas
All the results from the most recent Atlas (2007-12) and both previous atlas surveys available here.
Herts Wetlands Bird Survey (WeBS)
The WeBS counts are no longer published in the Hertfordshire Bird Report allowing us to present the data in a format far more comprehensive than possible in print. View more information and the latest results here.
Please send us your Herts bird sightings through the records submission page. The latest sightings of interest will be listed automatically on the right hand side of this page, once they have been checked by a moderator. After a few days records transfer to the sightings archive.
The Herts Gazetteer lists site names and grid references for bird recording.
Yahoo Herts Birding group at Hertsbirding.
See details of some great places to visit in Hertfordshire at this time of year.
Take part in our projects and surveys.
Buy a book, most HNHS books are now for sale at half price or less.
The success of the site depends on you, the users, entering your records and sending in interesting information, not only sightings which can be entered online but also reports on trips and additional site guides. We also welcome feedback on what you would like to see on the site, email.
Injured or orphan birds – advice here.
The Herts Bird Club is part of the Hertfordshire Natural History Society and our websites are integrated. We hope this will encourage those of you who have not investigated other aspects of wildlife in Hertfordshire to have a look around the HNHS website, discover what is available. Please submit your records of other wildlife, including mammals, amphibians, reptiles and dragonflies through the HNHS website.
Who's who in the Herts Bird Club.
Taken a good photograph?
Please send us your Herts bird photos for display on the website, email them to the Bird Club photos team at Herts Bird Photos. with a note of where and when they were taken. A selection will be displayed on this page, added to the photo gallery and/or chosen to illustrate the annual Hertfordshire Bird Report.
For more photographs, visit the gallery.