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, either in Devizes or digitally using Zoom. 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) is free

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

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.

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 ( or:

48 Yewstock Crescent West
SN15 1QU

Paying subscription by Bankers’ Automated Clearing System (BACS)(internet banking) is the preferred method of subscribing to Wiltshire Ornithological Society.  It is convenient and cost effective for both you and the Society.  It also readily provides members with the facility to set up and amend Standing Orders.  If the amount of the annual subscription should be changed WOS News and WOS Newsletter will inform members of the revised cost.

Members unable to use BACS are encouraged to complete the Standing Order mandate on the membership application form.  Please make cheques payable to Wiltshire Ornithological Society.