Our annual winter count, carried out by teams of observers in each of the twelve 10km square, to record the number of bird species seen between 8am and 4pm.

Aims:

  • to observe and record as many species as possible in each 10km square;
  • to cover the range of habitats in each 10km square;
  • to develop a good understanding of the status of species in the BOS area in winter.

 

To add spice to this useful count, each square is handicapped according to its results from the previous five years. The team achieving the best score over its par for the day receives a small perpetual trophy to hold for one year.

Following the count, a call-over meeting is usually held a few days later to discuss the findings and judge the winner of the trophy.  The date and venue are decided nearer the time and should be publicised on the News page.

 

HS2

Construction work on HS2 Phase One is due to commence in 2018, with completion scheduled for 2026. HS2 crosses the BOS area from Brackley to Southam via Chipping Warden. Read more ...

URGENT NEWSFLASH

Due to the dangerous road conditions forecast for tonight, the AGM and Quiz will not take place this evening.  Further information about a replacement date will be published as soon as possible.

 

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