Since 1875, the Society has published ‘Transactions’ – a record of our activities and information, articles and papers on natural history subjects. Together these form a fantastic record of the changing face of the county over the last 130 years. Today we publish the ‘Transactions’ annually in two parts, these are sent free to members and can also be purchased separately.

The Hertfordshire Bird Report contains a systematic record of all bird species found in the year, papers on birds new to the county and results and analysis of specific studies and survey work;

The Hertfordshire Naturalist covers all other wildlife groups, including fungi, flora, dragonflies, butterflies, moths and other invertebrates, amphibians, reptiles and mammals plus reports of the activities of the Society.

The first report of 'Birds seen in Hertfordshire' was published by the Hertfordshire Natural History Society in 1878. In those days the annual Bird Report was incorporated into the Society's journal - the Transactions of the Hertfordshire Natural History Society.

The first free-standing annual Herts Bird Report was published in 1980 and has appeared in this form every year since then.

The Hertfordshire Bird Report 2015

The Hertfordshire Bird Report 2015 was published in November 2016, with 84 pages packed with photographs and information about all our birds both common and rarities. Thanks to everyone who contributed for – again – bringing the report out well within a year of the date of the last record. The report is published in memory of its editor Ted Fletcher (1939-2016) who sadly died two months before it was published. It includes a tribute to Ted written by Jack Fearnside who designed the report and saw it through to publication.

Copies have been distributed to all current members of Herts Bird Club. Non-members interested in obtaining a copy should contact the HNHS Secretary, as above.

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The Hertfordshire Bird Report 2013

The Hertfordshire Bird Report 2013

The Hertfordshire Bird Report 2013 was published on 21 March 2015, with 84 pages as ever packed with photographs and information about all our birds both common and rarities. Thanks to everyone who contributed for bringing the report out over three month's earlier than last year.

Copies have been distributed to all current members of Herts Bird Club, non-members can buy a copy.

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The Hertfordshire Bird Report 2012

The Hertfordshire Bird Report 2012

The 2012 report is now available with fabulous Little Bittern on the cover. The report is in full colour throughout with masses of information and photos of all our county’s birds.

Copies will be distributed to all current members of HNHS/Herts Bird Club from 30 June 2014.

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The Hertfordshire Bird Report 2011

The Hertfordshire Bird Report 2011

The 2011 report is now available with this lovely photo by Andrew Steele of the Snow Bunting at Startops End Reservoir on the cover. The report is in full colour throughout with masses of information and photos of all our county’s birds.

Copies were distributed to all current members of HNHS/Herts Bird Club on 17 July 2013.

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The Hertfordshire Bird Report 2010

The Hertfordshire Bird Report 2010

The 2010 report is now available with this stunning photo of the Red-footed Falcon at Wilstone on the cover.  The report is in full colour throughout with masses of information and photos of all our county's birds.

Copies were distributed free to all HNHS/Herts Bird Club members on 29 October 2012.

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The Hertfordshire Bird Report 2009

The Hertfordshire Bird Report 2009

Our Bird Report for 2009 was published on 6 November 2011.

As last year it is printed in full colour throughout and includes lots of photos and drawings.

It features the special birds seen in 2009 plus the regular articles and information about the current status of bird species in the county:

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The Hertfordshire Bird Report 2008

The Hertfordshire Bird Report 2008

The Hertfordshire Bird Report 2008, published in December 2010, contains articles and information about the current status of bird species in the county:

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The Hertfordshire Bird Report 2007

The Hertfordshire Bird Report 2007

The Hertfordshire Bird Report 2007 contains articles and information about the current status of bird species in the county:

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The Hertfordshire Bird Report 2006

The Hertfordshire Bird Report 2006

The Hertfordshire Bird Report 2006 contains articles and information about the current status of bird species in the county. It is compiled from records submitted by about 200 people.

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The Hertfordshire Bird Report 2005

The Hertfordshire Bird Report 2005
  • Review of the year
  • Systematic list of the year's sightings, including WeBS counts
  • First and last dates of migrants
  • Bird Ringing Report for 2005
  • BTO Breeding Bird Survey results for 2005
  • Herts Bird Club Grey Partridge Perdix perdix Survey 2005
  • The Grey-cheeked Thrush Catharus minimus at Northaw Great Wood
  • Subspecies in Hertfordshire up until 31 December 2004
  • The 2004 Swallow Feeding Survey
  • The Common Buzzard Buteo buteo in Hertfordshire
  • Hertfordshire gazetteer

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