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 £12 a year (£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.
  • 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 the Herts Bird Club today

To join the Herts Bird Club please download and complete an application form (either in Application Form - Word or as a Application Form - PDF) or simply send your name and contact details (address, email address and telephone number) with your payment (details below) to our Membership Secretary, Martin Ketcher, by email to, or by post to Kingswell House, Kingswell End, King's Walden, Herts. SG4 8LR.

Privacy and data protection: HNHS will never sell personal data provided by its members, and will only make use of it on a lawful basis. Please read our detailed privacy policy.

Subscriptions are eligible for Gift Aid so please add Gift Aid if you can, see below.

£18 per year – Individual membership: you will receive copies of both our journals, The Hertfordshire Naturalist and The Herts Bird Report
£12 per year – Individual membership (Herts Bird Club): you will receive a copy of The Herts Bird Report
£22 per year – Family membership:  you, a partner and children under 18 at the same address will receive 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. New members joining after 1 October can either opt to receive that year's publications or carry the subscription over to the following year. 


Ways to pay your membership subscription

  • To pay your subscription by credit card or debit card via Stripe or PayPal, visit our online payment page which uses the MemberMOJO app
  • Send a cheque, payable to 'Hertfordshire Natural History Society' to Membership Secretary, Kingswell House, Kingswell End, King's Walden, Herts. SG4 8LR.
  • Transfer your subscription via telephone or internet banking or set up a standing order, details are on the Application Form.
  • Please note that we are actively investigating alternative online payment arrangements following the decision by Virgin Money Give to shut down in autumn 2021.

The whole of your subscription and any donations are eligible for Gift Aid. HM Revenue 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.

For general enquiries about Hertfordshire Natural History Society and Herts Bird Club please contact our Secretary, David Utting at