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 2017

LBR2017 01 coverThe latest issue of the London Bird Report was published in May 2019 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 birds ringed and recovered in the London Area, the Breeding Bird Survey for London, an historic account of a Dulwich schoolboy’s bird-watching notes from winter 1947, the breeding density of Buzzards in outer Surrey, a snapshot of bird life in the City of London, ways to get House Sparrows back in London’s Parks, and the discovery of the first Parrot Crossbills in the London Area since 1900. The report also gives a summary of the status of all birds that were reported in London in 2017.

Extracts of some of these papers are given below; as well as the full contents list. 


Below you can see information about the LNHS.

  LBR2017 02 about the lnhs



 LBR2017 05 breeding bird survey

 LBR2017 06 between ten and twenty kestrels

 LBR2017 07 breeding density of buzzards

 LBR2017 08 a snapshot of birdlife in london

 LBR2017 09 could we get house sparrows back

 LBR2017 10 parrot crossbills in broxbourne woods