Publishing bird records and results of surveys and monitoring is a vital role of the Herts Bird Club. 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 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. Contents of recent editions can be viewed here.

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

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

Bird Club Publications

Birds of Hertfordshire

Birds of Hertfordshire

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By Ken Smith, Chris Dee, Jack Fearnside and Mike Ilett

Our brilliant new book, Birds of Hertfordshire, describes all the species of birds ever recorded in the County, from our common garden birds though to the rarest. It is a full county avifauna and atlas including comprehensive information on where and when to see the birds and how their numbers and distribution have changed over the years.

Published for Herts Bird Club by Hertfordshire Natural History Society in February 2015. Written by local experts with all the photographs taken in Hertfordshire, the book is A4 format, hardback and in full colour throughout.

You can buy this book direct from Hertfordshire Natural History Society with your credit or debit card using the PayPal link below. You can choose to have the book delivered by post for £39 or collect from HNHS at 250 Sandridge Road, St Albans, AL1 4AL for £34.

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Birds at Tring Reservoirs

Birds at Tring Reservoirs

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By Rob Young, Jack Fearnside and David Russell with line drawings by Jan Wilczur

Published in 1996, by Hertfordshire Natural History Society
Softback, 136 pages, illustrated with line drawings and black and white photos.

Original cover price £7.50.

This book describes the past and present status of all the species to have occurred at Tring Reservoirs, together with the history of the reservoirs, the habitats and a site guide. Tring Reservoirs forms one of the most important wetland sites in both Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

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The Breeding Birds of Hertfordshire

The Breeding Birds of Hertfordfshire

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By Ken Smith, Chris Dee, Jack Fearnside, Ted Fletcher and Robin Smith

Hardback - 316 pages - published 1993
Original cover price £22

This book describes the distributions of breeding birds in the county and compares them with similar data collected 20 years earlier. It is the result of over 7600 hours of fieldwork by 250 local birdwatchers and it reveals the extent of the changes that have occurred in our breeding birds, often un-noticed by even the most ardent birdwatcher.

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