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Herefordshire Ornithological Club, one of Britain’s longest established and friendliest bird clubs, was founded in 1950 and has over 300 members. Its aims have always been the study and conservation of the birdlife in the county. We welcome everyone to contribute whatever their knowledge or experience.

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What we do

We are a friendly group and the main social activities of the club are twofold; firstly field meetings with visits to important birding sites and secondly a winter programme of talks and lectures. The details of these can be found in the ‘meetings’ section and in the club’s quarterly newsletter.


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Discover what's happening


Keep up to date with everything that's happening in the HOC world.

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Please submit sightings that might be of special interest to local or visiting birdwatchers, such as newly arrived migrants, unusual bird species or counts below. 


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Latest News


Our recent newsletter is available to read. We hope you enjoy reading it. 

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We would love to hear from you, so please get in touch with your enquiry. We also have a list of Frequently Asked Questions that you may wish to view before submitting. 

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