Ornithological Club



The main survey that the club has been involved with - the Herefordshire Bird Atlas 2007 - 2012 has now been completed and the book has now been published. Other surveys and projects are planned and more details will be announced on this page soon.

Garden Birdwatch

The HOC has devised a very simple Garden Bird Survey based on weekly records. All you have to do is fill in a simple form - just identify the birds, count the maximum number of each species seen at any one time in the week, and write down the number on the box provided.

To join, send a large SAE to:

Ian Buttriss, 2 Birch Cottages, Strangford, Ross on Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 6QT and you will receive a quarterly record form and instructions.

For further information please contact Ian Buttriss

Other studies

Members of the club also contribute as individuals to surveys coordinated by the BTO including Birdtrack, the House Martin Survey, Wetland Bird Survey (Webs), Nest Record Scheme, the Ringing Scheme and the Breeding Bird Survey (BBS).

Members of the club have also studied Curlews in the county and surveyed churches to assess occupation by Swifts.

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