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Benefits of membership

WOS provides an excellent programme of both field trips and indoor meetings.

Field trips enable beginners and experts alike to enjoy bird-watching in small, friendly groups. They take place regularly throughout the year, visiting key birding areas both in Wiltshire and in other counties. A leader who is familiar with the area takes the group to the best spots and ensures that everyone sees the birds.

Indoor meetings take place between October and March and are held in Devizes. Illustrated talks are given by ornithologists, conservationsits and wildlife photographers. As well as being highly informative, the meetings are social occasions that provide a good opportunity to get to know other members.

For details of our current indoor and outdoor programmes, visit the events calendar.

All members receive WOS News, our quarterly bulletin with colour photos, news items and short articles.

Members also receive a copy of Hobby, the Society’s annual bird report, with status summaries for all common species, records of rarer birds, survey results and details of ringing observations.

WOS members are entitled to buy a copy of Birds of Wiltshire (publ. 2007) at a preferential price. Birds of Wiltshire is the definitive work on the status of Wiltshire’s birds.

Annual Subscriptions

Please note: from 1st January, 2012:

Ordinary and family membership £15

Junior membership (under 18) remains at £2

If you join after 30th September, your paid-up membership will run through until the end of the following calendar year.

How To Join

Click on this link to obtain the forms; Application Form / Gift Aid Form.

Once you have completed the form(s) please send to:

Frank Mogford, Membership Secretary
48 Yewstock Crescent West
Chippenham
Wiltshire
SN15 1QU

Remember to include the appropriate fee if you are not paying by Bank Standing Order. Please make cheques payable to Wiltshire Ornithological Society.

Paying by Bank Standing Order will be convenient for both you and the Society. If the amount of the annual subscription should be changed, you will have to amend the Standing Order: reminders to do so will be given in WOS News.

Gift Aid Declaration

If you are a taxpayer, please will you help the Society and complete the Gift Aid Declaration included with the Application Form; this will enable the Society to increase the value of your subscription by 30% at no cost to yourself. You can cancel your Gift Aid Declaration at any time merely by notifying the Society.


Information about WOS

Wiltshire Ornithological Society was formed on November 30th, 1974, and has grown in recent years to more than 500 members.

Our mission is to encourage and pursue the study, recording and conservation of birds in Wiltshire

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