In addition to the monthly meetings, members receive a newsletter each month, a copy of the Annual Report, have access to the BOS reserves and can participate in the various surveys undertaken by the Society.

You can join at any time of year. The fees listed below are the full annual rate. If you join part way through the year then a pro-rata fee will apply.

Adult £23.00
Joint £35.00
Junior (under 18) FREE 
Senior Citizen £16.00
Joint Senior Citizen £23.00
Corporate £35.00

To join, please contact the New Members Officer, Helen Raine by email, or come along to one of our monthly meetings and speak to one of the committee members.

Bearded Tit at Bicester Wetland © Derek Hales Tree Sparrow at Balscote © Richard Dunn Song Thrush © Nick Truby Teal © Trevor Easterbrook

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 ...

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 ...

Depending upon Covid-19 restrictions nearer the time this year's count may have to be posponed until restrictions have been lifted.  Please note further guidance will appear here and in the Newsletters nearer the time.

The Long Day Count is carried out by teams of observers in each of the twelve 10km squares recording the number of bird species seen during a maximum of 12 daylight hours on the second Sunday in May each year. Read more ...

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