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

Aims:

  • to gather detailed information on all winter species so that, over time, we have a measure of birds across the whole area of the BOS;
  • to provide data used to identify trends in both abundance and distribution of winter species.

The results of this survey are combined with those of the previous November WRSS to obtain a winter total. This survey began in 1975 and is one of the longest running in the country.

To participate in the survey, please contact the BOS Bird Recorder: Contacts

For further details see Winter Random Square 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 ...

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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