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.

In March 2020 the BTO launched their Chaffinch Appeal to raise funds to help them research why the UK population of Chaffinch is undergoing a significant decline. Read more ...

Short Eared Owls - John Calladine, Senior Research Ecologist with the  BTO

Unusual amongst predatory birds, the numbers of breeding Short-eared Owls have declined markedly over recent decades.  The talk will describe recent attempts to better understand what has arguably been one of the least understood birds in Britain and explore how that information could be used to secure their future. 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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