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 ...

Grimsbury Reservoir in Banbury, Off Hennef Way OX16 3JJ.  Please meet at 7pm in the car park at the entrance to Spiceball Park opposite the entrance to the Reservoir. 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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