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 ...

Wild Bees Matter – Roselle Chapman, Wild Oxfordshire 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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