The BOS Study Area

The Banbury Ornithological Society recording area comprises the twelve 10km squares surrounding Banbury. A more detailed map can be downloaded by clicking this link: BOS Area with Parishes.

BOS Area Overview

The BOS recommended bird watching sites are shown (approximately) on this map: BOS Sites. The names of the sites are listed in the Guide to Observers which can be found on this page: Monthly Records.

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 ...

RSPB Hope Farm  –  Nature friendly farming                                                                            

At Hope Farm RSPB have developed a new method of farming that they can share with the farming community. RSPB took over Hope Farm in 2000, to demonstrate, research and encourage wildlife-friendly farming. Read more ...

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. Read more ...

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