This page presents the current statistics on the BOS Monthly Records database.

Our electronic records start from 1982 and we have currently have 261,832 records (up to 2017). The following charts present the annual status of the records, showing:

  • The number of records submitted each year
  • The total number of species recorded each year
  • The number of grid squares records come from. Note that the BOS surveys 1200km2 , so the charts show that recording comes from over 50% of the BOS area, a remarkably good rate of coverage
  • The number of named sites. Site names have been standardised since 2016 which allows us to better assess the number of sites visited.

The BOS conducted a survey of Yellowhammers in the first 2 weeks of July 2018 to determine their population abundance, distribution and breeding status. All members and the general public were invited to participate. Read more ...

On Farthinghoe Reserve - A hidden gem  -  Tim Pridmore

Tim has lived in Middleton Cheney for over 30 years and has been involved with wildlife conservation all his life.  He has now been the voluntary warden at the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Northamptonshire Wildlife Trust's (BCN) Farthinghoe Local Nature Reserve for 15 years continuing the work carried out by the late Cliff and Joyce Christie.

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

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