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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Latest news

Herts Bird Club Conference Saturday 4 March 2023 - 'In person event!'

The Herts Bird Club - British Trust for Ornithology conference makes its welcome return as a 'live' event this year.

When :  2pm to 5.30pm on Saturday 4 March

Where : Offices of Affinity Water, Tamblin Way, Hatfield (AL10 9EZ)

There is a packed and exciting agenda of talks, competitions and more. Go to HBC Conference 2023 for further details.

BTO National Woodcock Survey 2023

This summer the BTO are organising a national Woodcock survey. For more details about how to contribute in Hertfordshire please click here where a list of priority sites can be found along with a link to the BTO and the interactive map displaying the survey sites. Details of other ongoing national surveys can also be found by clicking the survey tab on the left-hand side of the website


Herts Christmas Bird Count 2022

Species Total : 104 (records as at 2-Jan 0745)

Subject to late records, we finished the 2022 Christmas Bird Count on 104 species, 7-8 species below the average of the past four years. 

Changes to records published on website

The Herts Bird Club Committee has reviewed records which are published on the website front page and are making the following changes effective 1st November 2022.

  Current Publication Publication from 1st Nov
Red Kite * All Records  10 or more birds
Common Buzzard No Records 10 or more birds
Bullfinch No Records All Records
Lapwing No Records All Records

All records including those not published on the website are gratefully received and are included in the Herts Bird Club Database.

*Red Kites are now widespread throughout the county

Latest Hertfordshire Bird Report

The Hertfordshire Bird Report 2021

The Hertfordshire Bird Report 2021 was published and circulated to HNHS/Bird Club members in November 2022 (Transactions of the Hertfordshire Natural History Society, Vol. 54 (2), pp. 89-176.)

Read more

Latest HNHS publication


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.