Herts Bird Club – making the most of local birdwatching

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.

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Herts Autumn Garden Vismig Watch – Week 12 (17th Nov – 23rd Nov)

 “The Stats” (8pm on 23rd Nov)

This Week: Totals vs last week vs same week 2020
Total No. of Species  57  ↑3   ↑3
Total No. of Birds  1,637  ↓1,288  ↓2,860

 

To November 23rd 2021 vs 2021
Total No. of Species  98  Equal
Total No. of Birds  68,723  ↑22,483

 

Northerly winds took over for the penultimate week of the Herts Autumn Garden Vismig Watch bringing much colder air and some frosty but beautiful mornings.  Of course, the challenge in these conditions is to brave the elements so it is not surprising to find records down a bit this week.  For those who did manage to peek out there was some evidence of movement caused by the fall in temperatures.

On the whole another quiet week with

Herts Autumn Garden Vismig Watch – Week 11 (10th Nov – 16th Nov)

“The Stats” (8pm on 16th Nov)

This Week: Totals vs Last Week vs Same Week 2020
Total No. of Species  54  ↓8  ↓4
Total No. of Birds  2.925  ↓ 7,455  ↓199

 

To November 16th 2021 vs 2020
Total No. of Species  98  Equal
Total No, of Birds  67,081  ↑25,338

Herts Autumn Garden Vismig Watch – Week 10 (3rd Nov – 9th Nov)

“The Stats” (8pm on 9th Nov)

This Week: Totals vs Last Week vs Same Week 2020
Total No. of Species  62  ↑ 1  ↑ 10
Total No. of Birds  10,380  ↑ 3,622  ↑ 1,888

 

To November 9th 2021 vs 2020
Total No. of Species  98  Equal
Total No. of Birds  64,143  ↑25,524

Herts Autumn Garden Vismig Watch – Week 9 (27th Oct – 2nd Nov)

“The Stats” (8pm on 2nd Nov)

This Week: Totals vs Last Week vs Same Week 2020
Total No. of Species  61  ↓ 5  ↓ 3
Total No. of Birds  6,758  ↑ 2,869  ↑ 3,524

 

To November 2nd 2021 vs 2020
Total No. Species  96   ↓ 2
Total No. of Birds  53,626   ↑ 16,741

Latest Hertfordshire Bird Report

The Hertfordshire Bird Report 2020

The Hertfordshire Bird Report 2020 was published and circulated to HNHS/Bird Club members in November 2021 (Transactions of the Hertfordshire Natural History Society, Vol. 5 (2), pp. 85-172.)

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Latest HNHS publication

2021 subscriptions due now

Please renew your membership of HNHS and Herts Bird Club, details 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 Invertebrate 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.

Bird records

Please send us your Herts bird sightings through the records submission page. Use the Breeding status dropdown where applicable and Comment field to add notes of interest.

Latest sightings of interest are published on the right hand side of this page, once they have been checked by a moderator. Search for older published records by month/site/species in Sightings Archive

 

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 birdweb@hnhs.org

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.