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.  

 

"Magical Merlins”  -  Keith Offord 

Merlins are our smallest falcons and these exhilarating little raptors always produce a thrill for birdwatchers as they cut low over open country on flickering wings. Read more ...

West Papua – a Birds of Paradise Adventure  -  Mike Pollard

Last September Mike finally achieved his lifelong birding ambition to visit the island of Papua and experience the displays of some of the fabulous Birds of Paradise.  He joined a group tour to West Papua organised by Wise Birding, visiting four different areas including swampy lowland forests, majestic mountains and idyllic islands surrounded by coral reefs. Read more ...

RSPB Hope Farm  –  Nature friendly farming                                                                            

At Hope Farm RSPB have developed a new method of farming that they can share with the farming community. RSPB took over Hope Farm in 2000, to demonstrate, research and encourage wildlife-friendly farming. Read more ...

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 ...

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

 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

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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 species and numbers of each for a minimum period of 2 hours between 9am and noon. Read more ...

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