Finding the Cricket Club Entrace

Coming off the Oxford Road (A4260) at the roundabout first follow the road sign to Bodicote, but do not take the next left towards Bodicote; follow the road into the new Davis Wilson Homes estate, Blackwell Drive. Immediately turn left off Blackwell Drive (before you get to the houses) - as if you are going into the new primary school car park - and then turn right onto the Cricket Club drive.   View map.  


Do protected areas benefit birds and butterflies?  -  Dr Ailidh Barnes 

Ailidh Barnes is in the BTO Monitoring Research Team and works on a wide range of projects related to understanding change in populations of birds and other taxa, and the effectiveness of protected areas. Read more ...

Curlew River  -  Jan Guilbride

This meeting will focus on presenting an update on BOS Curlews and a discussion on BOS conservation Read more ...

Our visit will be to the Society's Neal Trust Reserve - led by Phil Douthwaite, the volunteer Reserve Warden.


Access is from the Fosse Way (the B4455) at SP2950 to  Oxhouse Farm, Combrook, Warwickshire.  Please car share where possible to save on parking spaces, which are limited.   Read more ...

 The venue for this walk will be advised nearer the time. 

 The venue for this walk will be advised nearer the time. 

A visit to Panama  -  Alan Peters




First we will hold the Banbury Ornithological Society's Annual General Meeting, quickly followed by the annual quiz - a great time to put formalities aside and enjoy a fun, convivial evening.

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 ...

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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