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 2004

The Hertfordshire Bird Report 2004
  • Review of the year
  • Systematic list of the year's sightings, including WeBS counts
  • First and last dates of migrants
  • Bird Ringing Report for 2004
  • BTO Breeding Bird Survey results for 2004
  • The Winter Gull Roost Survey, January 2004
  • Hertfordshire gazetteer

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The Hertfordshire Bird Report 2003

The Hertfordshire Bird Report 2003
  • Review of the Year
  • Systematic List of the Year's Sightings, including WeBS Counts
  • First and Last Dates of Migrants
  • Bird Ringing Report for 2003
  • BTO Breeding Bird Survey Censuses in 2003
  • The Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla at Startops End Reservoir, Tring
  • Movements of a Radio-tagged Bittern Botaurus stellaris in the Lee Valley
  • The Herts Bird Club Survey of Breeding Corn Buntings Emberiza calandra in Hertfordshire in 2003

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The Hertfordshire Bird Report 2002

The Hertfordshire Bird Report 2002
  • Review of the year
  • Systematic list of the year's sightings, including WeBS counts
  • First and last dates of migrants
  • Bird Ringing Report for 2002
  • BTO Breeding Bird Survey results for 2002
  • The Black Stork Ciconia nigra at Amwell Gravel Pits
  • The Mute Swan Cynus olor in Hertfordshire 2002
  • The Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria at Rye Meads
  • Notes on the status of Barn Owl in Hertfordshire
  • Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes at Amwell Gravel Pits

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The Hertfordshire Bird Report 2001

The Hertfordshire Bird Report 2001
  • Review of the year
  • Systematic list of the year's sightings, including WeBS counts
  • First and last dates of migrants
  • Bird Ringing Report for 2001
  • BTO breeding censuses in 2001
  • The Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis at Wilstone Reservoir
  • The Great Snipe Gallinago media at Hollingson Meads
  • Hertfordshire Red Data list for Birds 2003
  • Hertfordshire gazetteer

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The Hertfordshire Bird Report 2000

The Hertfordshire Bird Report 2000
  • Review of the year
  • Systematic list of the year's sightings, including WeBS counts
  • First and last dates of migrants
  • Bird Ringing Report for 2000
  • BTO Breeding Bird Survey results for 2000
  • A pilot survey of breeding Swifts in Hertfordshire

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The Hertfordshire Bird Report 1999

The Hertfordshire Bird Report 1999
  • Review of the year
  • Systematic list of the year's sightings, including WeBS counts
  • First and last dates of migrants
  • Bird Ringing Report for 1999
  • BTO Breeding Bird Survey results for 1999
  • Chiffchaff showing characteristics of the Race tristis – Rye Meads 14 November-18 December 1999
  • The Gadwall in Hertfordshire
  • Common Bird Census at Watery Grove 1972-1999
  • Woodlarks breeding in Hertfordshire in 1999
  • Herts Bird Club Survey of Breeding Willow Tits 1999

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The Hertfordshire Bird Report 1998

The Hertfordshire Bird Report 1998
  • Review of the year
  • Systematic list of the year's sightings, including WeBS counts
  • First and last dates of migrants
  • Bird Ringing Report for 1998
  • The 'Amwell' Bittern
  • BTO breeding censuses 1998
  • BTO and Herts Bird Club Survey of Breeding Lapwings in 1998
  • Crossbills in Hertfordshire – winter 1997 into 1998

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The Hertfordshire Bird Report 1997

The Hertfordshire Bird Report 1997
  • Review of the year
  • Systematic list of the year's sightings, including WeBS counts
  • First and last dates of migrants
  • Bird Ringing Report for 1997
  • BTO breeding censuses 1997
  • Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus at Wilstone Reservoir
  • Barn Owls in mid-Hertfordshire
  • Yellow-browed Warbler – second record for Hertfordshire
  • Breeding Waders of Wet Meadows in Hertfordshire in 1997
  • The increase of the Collared Dove in Hertfordshire: can it continue?
  • A partially hepatic Cuckoo

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The Hertfordshire Bird Report 1996

The Hertfordshire Bird Report 1996
  • Review of the year
  • Systematic list of the year's sightings, including WeBS counts
  • First and last dates of migrants
  • Bird Ringing Report for 1996
  • BTO breeding censuses 1996
  • Breeding Sand Martins in Hertfordshire in 1996
  • Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis at Tyttenhanger – a new bird for Hertfordshire
  • Breeding Waders on Gravel Pits in Hertfordshire in 1996
  • Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva – a new species for Hertfordshire

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