"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.

This talk explores the life of the Merlin, showing it in its wintering and breeding grounds. An intimate insight is provided as a result of many years of involvement with Merlins in the uplands of Wales.


A Zoom link will be sent to members nearer the time.


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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