Annual Reports & Awards

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HOC Annual Reports

Herefordshire Ornithological Club (HOC), one of Britain’s longest established and friendliest bird clubs, was founded in 1950 and has over 300 members. Our members have a broad range of interests, experience and expertise. Friendly help, advice and encouragement will be found in plenty whenever you need it.

Each year we produce the Annual Bird Report which contains lots of interesting articles and details of bird sightings across Herefordshire. The Report is available to members of the Club. Copies are available for non members to purchase. 

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HOC Awards

Since 2014 the HOC has awarded the following grants:

  • 2015 –  £100 to Herefordshire Wildlife Trust for improvement works at Wellington Gravel Pits

  • 2017 –  £10,000 to Herefordshire Wildlife Trust for a new hide at Bodenham Lake as part of the Lugg Wetlands Gems project

  • 2017 –  £100 to BTO for Cuckoo appeal

  • 2018 –  £10,000 to Herefordshire Wildlife Trust for purchase of land on Lower Lugg Meadows to preserve a Curlew nesting habitat

  • 2018 –  £200 to Herefordshire Wildlife Trust for erection of Opsrey nesting platform at Bodenham Lake

  • 2018 –  £320 to Andrew Strong & Dan Webb (HOC) for a Sand Martin ringing project on the River Wye

  • 2021 – £5000 contribution to Herefordshire Wildlife Trust purchase of Oaktree Farm – wetland reserve