The organisation of this Atlas is being overseen by the Scientific Committee of the Herts Bird Club. Overall co-ordination is being managed by Chris Dee with local co-ordinators taking responsibility for each 10km square. Here you will find contact details for everybody involved in this project. If you would like to help in any way with this exciting project, please contact your local 10km square co-ordinator, or the Atlas Organiser using the details on this page.
Map of 10km squares
Major towns Important bird sites 10km Square IDs
Chris Dee - Atlas organiser and TL41 Square Co-ordinator
Address: 26 Broadleaf Avenue, Bishop's Stortford, Herts CM23 4JY
Telephone: 01279 755637 Read biography
Chris has been birdwatching in Hertfordshire for over thirty years and has been the BTO Regional Representative for the county since 1993. In this role he has organised survey work, including managing the introduction and growth of the BTO/RSPB/JNCC Breeding Bird Survey. As the chairman of the Herts Bird Club Scientific Committee he helps to ensure that the programme of bird monitoring is balanced with the available manpower. He participated as the TL41 square co-ordinator for the 1988-92 county atlas and as one of the authors of The Breeding Birds of Hertfordshire was responsible for the production of the distribution maps. Chris contributes regularly to the Herts Bird Report and is an active member of the Rye Meads Ringing Group and the North Thames Gull Group.
Steve Austin - TL23 Square Co-ordinator
Address: 4 Marquis Hill, Shillington, Hitchin, Herts SG5 3HD
Telephone: 01462 711046 Read biography
Steve has been interested in birds for as long as he can remember and enjoys birding within the county. He has been on the Herts Bird Club Scientific Committee for 3 years and has coordinated two county population surveys for Grey Partridge and Sand Martin within that time. He has taken part in a number Hertfordshire bird surveys, including the previous Bird Atlas and has recently become involved with the county Bird Report. One of his particular interestes in Ornithology is bird population dynamics and he is therefore keen to involve himself in bird surveys. Currently Steve is studying part time with University of Birmingham to obtain MSc in Ornithology.
Steve Carter - TQ09 Square Co-ordinator
Address: 67 Denham Way, Maple Cross, Rickmansworth, Herts WD3 9SL
Telephone: 01923 771213
Hugh Coe - TL42 Square Co-ordinator
Address: 11a Dane Park, Bishop's Stortford, Herts CM23 2PR
Telephone: 01279 651050
John Dowling - TL01 Square Co-ordinator
Address: 5 Baldways Close, Wingrave, Bucks HP22 4PB
Telephone: 07747 007781 Read biography
John has been birding since the age of 8 and has travelled widely to see and study birds particularly in Europe, the Middle East and Asia with a total of 4 months spent in Israel alone. He was Square Co-ordinator for TL01 in the 1988-92 County Atlas and contributed to the published work. He has been a regular survey contributor since then, including a Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) plot since 1997.
Colin Everett - TL00 Square Co-ordinator
Address: The Lodge, Kytes Drive, Watford, Herts WD25 9NZ
Telephone: Please use email Read biography
Colin has been recording birds and other wildlife in Hertfordshire for more than 20 years and surveyed several tetrads for the 1988-92 atlas. A regular writer for the Herts Bird Report over the past decade, he has also contributed the site gazetteer which appears in recent editions of the report. He has worked for several organisations including Scottish Natural Heritage and the bird observatory network. He is currently the Assistant Recorder for Birds in Hertfordshire.
Jack Fearnside - TQ19 Square Co-ordinator
Address: 18 Wilcot Avenue, Oxhey, Watford, Herts WD19 4AT
Telephone: 0207 931 7607
Ted Fletcher - TL33 Square Co-ordinator
Address: Beech House, Aspenden, Nr Buntingford, Herts SG9 9PG
Telephone: 01763 272979
Alan Gardiner - TL10 Square Co-ordinator
Address: 199 Watford Road, St Albans, Herts AL2 3HH
Telephone: 01727 863945
Tim Hill - TL31 Square Co-ordinator
Address: 5 Byron Road, Harpenden, Herts AL5 4AD
Telephone: 01582 761536
Martin Ketcher - TL12 Square Co-ordinator
Address: Greenfields, Back Lane, Nr Preston, Hitchin, Herts SG4 7UJ
Telephone: 01462 423198
Tom Kittle - TL11 Square Co-ordinator
Address: 36 Newtown, Codicote, Herts SG4 8UQ
Telephone: 01438 820663 please leave message and contact details, if unanswered
Murray Orchard - TL32 Square Co-ordinator
Address: 1 Gatesbury Way, Puckeridge, Ware, Herts SG11 1TQ
Telephone: 01920 822955
Rupert Pyrah - TL20 Square Co-ordinator
Address: 16 Bluebridge Road, Brookmans Park, Hatfield, Herts AL9 7SB
Telephone: 07929 044059 Read biography
Rupert started birdwatching in 1967, and has been a Herts birder since he moved to the county in November 1995. He has undertaken survey work as a volunteer for the RSPB at Radipole Lake and Lodmoor, and has participated in local census work for a number of years, including BBS and the recent Green Sandpiper survey. He was recently appointed the co-ordinator for TL20 where he regularly visits his patches around Brookmans Park, North Mymms Park, Hatfield Park and Essendon.
Ken Smith - TL21 Square Co-ordinator
Address: 24 Mandeville Rise, Welwyn Garden City, Herts AL8 7JU
Telephone: 01707 330405
Clifford Smout - TL22 Square Co-ordinator
Address: 5 Westfield Avenue, Harpenden, Herts AL5 4HN
Telephone: 01582 460513
Johne Taylor - SP91 Square Co-ordinator
Address: 4 Barbers Walk, Tring, Herts HP23 4DB
Telephone: 01442 826948
Vacancy for TL30
There is currently no 10km Square Co-ordinator for TL30. Please contact Chris Dee
if you would like to help in this area.
Bedfordshire 10km square
The 10km squares TL02, TL03, TL13 and TL24 are being co-ordinated for the national atlas as part of the Bedfordshire region. The Bedfordshire Bird Club is also running a tetrad-scale breeding season atlas. Please contact Chris Dee, the Hertfordshire Atlas organiser, if you would like to help in this area, so we can avoid duplication of effort.
Cambridgeshire 10km square
The 10km squares TL34 and TL44 are being co-ordinated for the national atlas as part of the Cambridgeshire region. Please contact Chris Dee, the Hertfordshire Atlas organiser, if you would like to help in this area, so we can avoid duplication of effort.
Essex 10km square
The 10km squares TL43, TL51 and TL52 are being co-ordinated for the national atlas as part of the Essex North-west region. Please contact Chris Dee, the Hertfordshire Atlas organiser, if you would like to help in this area, so we can avoid duplication of effort.
London 10km square
The 10km squares TQ29 and TQ39 are being co-ordinated for the national atlas as part of the North London region. The London Natural History Society is also running a tetrad-scale breeding season atlas. Please contact Chris Dee, the Hertfordshire Atlas organiser, if you would like to help in this area, so we can avoid duplication of effort.
Buckinghamshire 10km square
The 10km squares SP80 and SP90 are being co-ordinated for the national atlas as part of the Buckinghamshire region. The Buckinghamshire Bird Club is also running a tetrad-scale atlas. Please contact Chris Dee, the Hertfordshire Atlas organiser, if you would like to help in this area, so we can avoid duplication of effort.