The Birds of Christchurch Harbour

Published each year by CHOG and provides a full record of birds and other wildlife in and around Hengistbury Head, Stanpit Marsh and Wick Fields.

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  • Over 140 pages
  • 8 plates of colour photographs
  • Review of the ornithological year
  • Full systematic list of species
  • Finder’s account – Buff-Breasted Sandpiper
  • Breeding bird survey results
  • Two reserve reports
  • Two Butterfly reports
  • Mammal, reptile and amphibian summary
  • Lower Avon Valley Report
  • Other topical articles

Price £8.75 inc. P&P

The Birds of Christchurch Harbour 1956-2019

Now available on USB Memory Stick

Since the first ‘Attempted Ornithological Survey’ in 1956, Christchurch Harbour Ornithological Group (CHOG) has published its annual report – The Birds of Christchurch Harbour. All the reports, including colour photographs, are now available in searchable format on a USB memory stick which allows for much quicker searches than the original CD, although a few of the latter are still available. Also included is the one-off 1988 publication, The Birds of Christchurch Harbour in the 19th Century by Tony Wise, as well as two maps of the Harbour with the commonly referred to localities and a comprehensive searchable index. This simple, but effective utility allows you to type in a species’ name or keyword and be instantly guided to all recorded instances.

ORDER YOUR COPY NOW from the Membership Secretary: Ian Southworth, 1 Bodowen Road, Burton, Christchurch, BH23 7JL. Tel: 01202 478093 Email:

USB Stick
Price Only £15 + 1.25 P&P

Back copies

Report-2017      Report-2016      Report-2015     

Prices £2.75 inc. P&P for all available years

The below reports are, unfortunately, now sold out.

Report-2018      Report-2014      Report-2013      Report-2012                                 

Birds of Christchurch in the Nineteenth Century

A 1988 publication by Tony Wise that chronicles some quite amazing historical records, including Britain's first White's Thrush and the 1888 irruption of Pallas's Sandgrouse.

Price £4.25 inc. P&P

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