Indoor meetings are held on the second Monday of the month starting at 7.30pm, at The Banbury Cricket Club, White Post Road, Bodicote OX15 4BN. View map

Directions to outdoor meetings and start times are pubished in the Newsletter and on this website.

The AGM and Quiz.

 

Recording Birds in the BOS - How, What, Where and Why?

A combined presentation by Mike Curnow, Mike Pollard, Alan Peters and Frances Buckel. Read more ...

Behind the scenes at Otmoor - David Wilding

David Wilding last came to discuss Otmoor at one of our meetings in 2012 and has now put together a new talk from behind the scenes. Read more ...

Birding the Steppes and Mountains of Central Asia - Alan Peters

Kazakhstan is a vast country which borders Russia, China, Uzbekistan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Turkmenistan. Mainly steppe, it is sparsely populated, the main settlements being concentrated in the south eastern corner of the republic where the plains give way to the Altai and Tien Shan Mountains. Read more ...

Wader Quest – Supporting Shorebird Conservation - Rick & Elis Simpson


Rick and Elis Simpson are a husband and wife team who dedicate their lives to promoting wader conservation.  Rick is a lifelong birder, writer and artist and worked for some time as a bird guide in the UK, Spain and Brazil.  Elis is a keen photographer whose main interest is birds and wildlife in general. Read more ...

Deer, Woodlands and Birds - should we be in a flap?  -   Jamie Cordery

Jamie Cordery is South East Deer Liaison Officer for The Deer Initiative, a broad partnership of statutory, voluntary and private interests dedicated to ensuring the delivery of a sustainable and well-managed wild deer population in England and Wales.

Details of the venue will be published in the newsletter prior to the meeting.  Read more ...

Details of the venue will be published in the newsletter prior to the meeting.  Read more ...

Details of the venue will be published in the newsletter prior to the meeting.  Read more ...

Silent Spring revisited  -  Conor Jameson

Conor last visited the BOS in May 2016 to talk about his book Looking for the Goshawk. This time Conor will talk about what inspired him to write his new book, and what he discovered when he looked into Rachel Carson's impact at the time of her era-defining book, and whether her warnings have been adequately heeded, acted upon, and remembered. Read more ...

Marsh Tits: Ecology of a declining woodland bird (15 years of Marsh Tit and woodland studies)  -   Richard Broughton

Richard Broughton the Higher Scientific Officer within NERC's Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Wallingford. He is an ecologist and GIS specialist with particular interests in landscape ecology and the behaviour and habitat selection of birds and mammals. Read more ...

Five go to Taiwan!!  -  Colin Wilkinson

In autumn 2017 The Franklins, The Lewises and Colin spent two weeks travelling round this interesting and picturesque island just off mainland China to seek out the many and varied birds and other wildlife - not least the 27 endemic birds. Read more ...

The AGM and Quiz.

 

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 ...

A survey where observers are each given a randomly selected 1km square and record species and numbers for a minimum period of 2 hours between 9am and noon. Read more ...

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