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 ...

Bars and Spots - Mixed Fortunes of our Woodpeckers - Ken Smith

Ken Smith is a former research scientist with RSPB and has been studying woodpeckers for over 30 years but has always been heavily involved with local birding and recording through the Herts Bird Club, bird ringing and the BTO. 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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