Site Update

In an effort to ensure the website list of Sites is current, make record submission easier, and to address any missing locations, we are reviewing our list of Sites and Site names used for record submission & publication.

If you have any suggestions for consideration such as:

  • new Sites
  • renaming existing Sites
  • splitting existing Sites into multiple Sites

please email with details by 31 August 2021.

Use Birdtrack or eBird to submit Hertfordshire records? Where possible, please use the same Site names as used on Herts Bird Website.

Bird Photos

During the current quiet spell we thought it a good idea to publish some of the excellent photos of rare & unusual species we received earlier in 2021 which due to the lockdown restrictions we were unable to publish at the time. Look out for them on the front page!

Breeding records and unusual nest locations 2021

With the breeding season in full swing, the Herts Bird Club would again like to encourage breeding records to be submitted.  These records help us to build a picture of how species are faring, and they add particular value to the Hertfordshire Bird Report

We are happy to receive records of all species, and after the theme of urban birds in 2020, this year we are particularly keen to receive reports of farmland birds such as Grey Partridge, Lapwing, Skylark, Yellow Wagtail, Linnet, Yellowhammer and Corn Bunting

You can help by

Hertfordshire Rookeries 2021 - Survey Complete

This survey is now complete. Many thanks to all of those who sent in records* - our combined efforts have found a total of 5531 nests from 277 rookeries. The interactive map showing the sites and nest counts can be found here

These figures are compared to previous surveys in the table below.