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.

Colombia: searching for endemic species in the Santa Marta Mountains  -  Alan Peters


With around 1900 bird species and almost 90 endemics, Colombia has always been an exciting destination for travelling birders.  Whilst the countries on its borders - Panama, Ecuador, Venezuela, Brazil and Peru - were welcoming birders and eco-tourists, Colombia throughout the 1990’s and 2000’s was pretty much off-limits due to the continuing violence between the Government and guerrilla groups and then the ongoing struggle with powerful and ruthless drug cartels. Read more ...

Up, down and a possible turnaround? - Oxfordshire's Curlews past, present and future  -  Mike Pollard

One of our rarest and most charismatic breeding birds, the Curlew is the "poster-bird" of hay meadows and pastures in Oxfordshire and is now officially the UK's highest priority bird for conservation action. Read more ...

The Secret Wildlife of the Forest of Dean  -  Nick Martin

Nick is a wildlife photographer.  This talk has been popular with audiences ranging from bird and wildlife groups to photographic clubs.  People are always amazed with the diversity of wildlife there. Read more ...

This meeting has been postponed due to the COVID-19 restrictions. We will reschedule this meeting when social gathering restrictions have been lifted.

Ecology and conservation of the Sociable Lapwing. -  Rob Sheldon

Please note this is 1 week earlier than usual because of Easter

The Sociable Lapwing has suffered huge declines in range and population and is now listed as critically endangered.  RSPB is working with a number of partners on the breeding grounds in Kazakhstan and on the migration routes and wintering areas in the Middle East and Africa to work out why this enigmatic and beautiful species has declined. Read more ...

This meeting has been postponed due to the COVID-19 restrictions. We will reschedule this meeting when social gathering restrictions have been lifted.

Saving the Madagascar Pochard  -  Peter Cranswick

The Madagascar Pochard is the most endangered duck on the planet and was considered extinct until rediscovered in November 2006 at an isolated site in northern Madagascar. Read more ...

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions this meeting may need to be cancelled. Please check nearer the time to see if this meeting will be going ahead and where it will occur.

Details of the venue will be published here and in the Newsletter nearer the time. Read more ...

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions this meeting may need to be cancelled. Please check nearer the time to see if this meeting will be going ahead and where it will occur.

Details of the venue will be published here and in the Newsletter nearer the time. Read more ...

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions this meeting may need to be cancelled. Please check nearer the time to see if this meeting will be going ahead and where it will occur.

Details of the venue will be published here and in the Newsletter nearer the time. Read more ...

From Art to Zoology: A Story of Evolution  -  Katrina van Grouw

Katrina discusses evolution and adaptations in birds, but also her personal evolution from artist to science author. Read more ...

Pauline Flick  &  Balscote Quarry Reserves  -  Jan Guilbride & Steve Holliday Read more ...

Birding Northamptonshire  -  Mike Alibone

Mike is a Northamptonshire-based birder and ex-County Recorder for that county. Read more ...

The AGM and Quiz.

 

Updated 26th March 2020

Due to the current Covid 19 outbreak, the BOS has cancelled the April and May indoor meetings. If the current travel & social distancing restrictions remain in place or increase, we will also have to cancel the outdoor meetings scheduled for June through August. 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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