The New Birds of the Banbury Area by T.G. Easterbrook is the fourth decennial (10 year) report by the BOS, covering the years 1982-1994. The report includes the full list of bird species seen in the BOS survey area up to 1994. The report features coloured charts of species distribution, abundance and habitat usage, generated from the computerised records that started back in 1976. This was a significant technical achievement at this time by a small society and shows the benefits of the digital management of bird records. 

The report can be viewed and downloaded by selecting this link: The New Birds of the Banbury Area. Note that there is an 1 page addendum at the end of the report with details of species that were omitted from the Systematic List section due to a publishing issue.

The contents of the report include:

- Systematic List: a review of each species in the period 1982-1994

- Fieldwork undertaken by the BOS during the period

- Analysis of Random Square Surveys from 1975-1993

- Review of the Annual Breeding Season Survey results from 1962-1993

- Habitat changes in the decade, including the results of the BOS land use survey (Domesday Survey)

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 ...

Curlew Moon  -  Mary Colwell

Mary is a writer, producer and commentator on the environment.   Read more ...

A survey where observers are each given a randomly selected 1km square and record all the species encountered and numbers of each for a minimum period of 2 hours between 9am and noon. Read more ...

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