The Birds of the Banbury Area (1967 revised edition) by Glyn Davies, is the first ten-year report by the BOS covering the period 1952-1961, with revisions to include information for the next 5 years, 1962-66. The report includes an annotated list of bird species seen in the BOS survey area along with sightings during 1952-61. There is an additional section covering records of uncommon species over the period 1962-66. There is a table listing all the recorded sightings of uncommon species over the period 1830-1961, based on published reports.

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

The contents of the report include:

- The Terrain of the Banbury Area

- Annotated List of the Birds of the Banbury Area

- A Review of the Annotated List, January 1967

- Bibliography

- The Banbury Ornithological Society

- Special Fieldwork

- Individual Research

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