The Committee will continue to review meeting arrangements regularly in line with Government and Health Service COVID19 Guidelines and will publicise any further changes as widely as possible via emails to members and on this website.  The BOS will endeavour to take all necessary Covid19 precautions; hand gel will be available and members may wish to continue to wear face masks even if these are no longer compulsory.  


Finding the Cricket Club Entrace

Coming off the Oxford Road (A4260) at the roundabout 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.  


Neil McMahon - Isles of Scilly


Eleanor and Neil McMahon have been visiting the Isles of Scilly in the autumn since the early eighties and treat these very special islands as a holiday retreat as well as an opportunity to enjoy the birds, other wildlife and beautiful sea and landscapes. Read more ...

Keith Betton  -  Return of the Peregrine

Keith has been studying Peregrines for 15 years and has been responsible for creating nesting sites for them on several key places such as Winchester Cathedral, where they have an online fan club of over 200,000 worldwide!  

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Steve and Gill Holliday  -  Central Park, New York's birding hotspot

A look at the birds and other wildlife in this iconic park in the centre of Manhattan.  Highlights include wintering waterbirds and the magic of spring-time migration.


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 ...

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