Birds of the Banbury Area by T.G. Easterbrook is the third decennial (10 year) report by the BOS, covering the years 1972-1981. The report includes the full list of bird species seen in the BOS survey area up to 1981, along with a detailed listing of sightings within the report period. During this period records started to be recorded using 1km OS grid references via a record card system. This period also saw the introduction of the use of a micro-computer (PC) for information storage, something that was significantly ahead of its time and almost unheard of in the birding community.

The report can be viewed and downloaded by selecting this link: Birds of the Banbury Area 1972-1981.

The contents of the report include:

- Systematic List

- Fieldwork: Annual Breeding Season Survey; Ringing; Random Square Survey; Arrival and Departure Dates

- Maps of the BOS area including topography and woodland coverage

- List of the breeding and non-breeding birds

- Historical checklist of species, showing when each species has been recorded

 

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