A Study of Birds in the South Midlands by A. Brownett (1974), is the second ten year report by the BOS covering the period 1962-1971. The report includes the full list of bird species seen in the BOS survey area along with a detailed listing of sightings within the report period. A summary of the breeding season surveys is presented, providing the results of the 13 species that were surveyed.

The report can be viewed and downloaded by selecting this link: A Study of Birds in the South Midlands.

The contents of the report include:

- Conservation

- The Birds of the BOS Area

- Historical and Classified Check-lists

- Systematic List

- Annual Breeding Season Survey

- Breeding Distribution

- Seasonal Distribution

- Tree Sparrows in Conygree Wood

 

The BOS conducted a survey of Yellowhammers in the first 2 weeks of July 2018 to determine their population abundance, distribution and breeding status. All members and the general public were invited to participate. Read more ...

On Farthinghoe Reserve - A hidden gem  -  Tim Pridmore

Tim has lived in Middleton Cheney for over 30 years and has been involved with wildlife conservation all his life.  He has now been the voluntary warden at the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Northamptonshire Wildlife Trust's (BCN) Farthinghoe Local Nature Reserve for 15 years continuing the work carried out by the late Cliff and Joyce Christie.

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A survey of breeding birds, conducted using 3 visits over 3 months to a random 1km square. Read more ...

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