Indoor meetings are usually 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.  

However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic the 2021/22 programme of events is still being developed.  For the immediate future indoor meetings will still be held using Zoom video-conferencing until the end of 2021 when the situation will be reassessed.

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

My Birding Patch - Alnmouth - the Northumberland coast in microcosm with Tom Cadwallender 

Having moved to the Alnmouth area in 1989 Tom has walked his patch for over 30 years.  During this talk we will look at the familiar, the scarce and sometimes the rare species of birds through the lens of diverse habitats and the seasons. Then a brief excursion to Coquet Island where we will look at some of the breeding seabirds including the Roseate Tern, a species which Tom has been studying and helping to conserve since 1991.  One thing is for sure the wonderful landscape and seascape of the Alnmouth area will feature quite heavily in this presentation. Read more ...

This outdoor meeting will be one week later than our usual date so that we can comply with the relaxing of Covid rules and meet face to face.

We will be visiting Otmoor starting at 7pm (the earlier time for all outdoor meetings). By 21st it is hoped that restriction will be lifted and we will be able to car share, highly recommended as the car park is limited with a maximum of 30 spaces. Read more ...

Tim and Helen Price have kindly invited us to visit their farm - Lower Farm, Whatcote, Shipston on Stour, Warwickshire, CV36 5EF for our outdoor meeting this month.  The meeting will start at 7pm - the earlier time for all outdoor meetings.  The best way down to the farm is to find Church Lane and follow it all the way down and park in the yard past the milk silo. 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 ...

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

In this talk Katrina van Grouw discusses evolution and adaptations in birds, but also her personal evolution from artist to science author. 

Informative, inspirational and often very, very funny, she talks in particular about her 25-year journey to create her magnum opus The Unfeathered Bird and her more recent publication, Unnatural Selection Read more ...

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 ...

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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