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

Updated 26th March 2020

Due to the current Covid 19 outbreak, the BOS has cancelled the April and May indoor meetings. If the current travel & social distancing restrictions remain in place or increase, we will also have to cancel the outdoor meetings scheduled for June through August. Read more ...

This meeting has been postponed due to the COVID-19 restrictions. We will reschedule this meeting when social gathering restrictions have been lifted.

Ecology and conservation of the Sociable Lapwing. -  Rob Sheldon

Please note this is 1 week earlier than usual because of Easter

The Sociable Lapwing has suffered huge declines in range and population and is now listed as critically endangered.  RSPB is working with a number of partners on the breeding grounds in Kazakhstan and on the migration routes and wintering areas in the Middle East and Africa to work out why this enigmatic and beautiful species has declined. Read more ...

COVID-19 Update 25th March 2020: This survey will not go ahead this year due to government travel restrictions.

A survey of breeding birds, conducted using 3 visits over 3 months to a random 1km square. Read more ...

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