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

This new paper, published on World Curlew Day on 21 April 2022, describes the current and historical status of the Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata in an area of 1200 square kilometres centred on Banbury.   Click here to link to the paper Read more ...

Bicester Wetland Reserve


Directions for Bicester Wetland Reserve: the entrance to the reserve is immediately after the EXIT from Bicester Avenue Garden Centre postcode OX25 2NY. (What3words: hopes.jumpy.walks). Turn into the open gates (A large blue and white "Thames Water" sign is just to right of the gates).  Drive along entrance road for approx. 300m and park on the left by the tower hide. Read more ...

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