London Natural History Society The place for wildlife in London

London Natural History Society - The place for wildlife in London

About LNHS

London's biodiversity faces new challenges from climate change and development pressure. You can contribute to the conservation of wildlife in the London area by helping to record the changing fortunes of the many species that live here. Together with our historic records, this information will help us to tackle the conservation issues of the future.

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 The London Natural History Society comprises of a number active sections focussing on specific taxonomic groups or wildlife sites.

Through our many field meetings and indoor meetings we provide opportunities for our members to develop and extend their their knowledge of London's diverse bird life. These include plenty of events that are suitable for beginners.

For many years we have been collecting and publishing a significant body of information, records and scientific papers about London's birds in our annual London Bird Report.

Bird Recorders

A full list of the LNHS bird recorders for different geographic areas can be found on the Who We Are page and contact details can be found on the Contact Us page.

London Bird Report 2016

Lesser Whitethroat (Russ Sherriff)The latest issue of the London Bird Report was published in May 2018 and contains a wealth of information for people who live or work in London, or bird-watch in London. This is one of the annual publications that members of the London Natural History Society (LNHS) receive as part of their membership. Find out how to join the LNHS. You can also buy back issues of the London Bird Report.


This issue of the London Bird Report includes papers on a BTO House Martin Study, a Ringing Report of all birds ringed and recovered in the London Area, an account of the first London record of Cory's Shearwater, a Breeding Survey for London, an historic review of the Birds of the Inner Thames Kentish Marshes to 1900, an account of the Birds of Franks Park, Belvedere, and the discovery of London's first Oriental Turtle Dove. The report also gives a summary of the status of all birds that were reported in London in 2016.






Extracts of some of these papers are given below; as well as the full contents list. (n.b. click on the page to download the full article about the Oriental Turtle Dove).


On the right you can see information about the LNHS.



Oriental Turtle Dove

 BTO House Martin Survey