Ornithological Club


Herefordshire Ornithological Club is a registered charity England and Wales number 1068608

The Birds of Herefordshire 2007–2012, An Atlas of their Breeding and Wintering Distributions (ISBN 9781781381267) by Mervyn Davies, Peter Eldridge, Chris Robinson, Nick Smith & Gerald Wells on behalf of Herefordshire Ornithological Club is published in hardback with 446 pages by Liverpool University Press at retail cost of £45, plus postage.

This is the first ever complete systematic assessment of the breeding and wintering distribution and relative abundance of the bird species of the county The book is the culmination of a project, undertaken over a period of ten years, by the HOC. Fieldwork, conducted in collaboration with the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) over the five years 2007-12, collected data from a total of 545 tetrads (2-km squares) surveyed across the county. Almost a quarter of a million records were generated by 348 volunteer observers, most of them members of HOC.

             The book is being distributed through Liverpool University Press. Contact Janet McDermott on 0151 795 2149 or email for further details. It may be available to order from all good retail bookshops or online websites will also carry the book.