This page holds news items related to the Banbury Ornithological Society.

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HS2

Construction work on HS2 Phase One is due to commence in 2018, with completion scheduled for 2026. HS2 crosses the BOS area from Brackley to Southam via Chipping Warden. Read more ...

State of Nature 2017

Inspired by the national State of Nature initiative led by the RSPB, Oxfordshire's State of Nature report has been two years in development and includes a marvelous compendium of facts, figures and case studies, contributed by numerous individuals and organisations across Oxfordshire, including the BOS. Read more ...

We need your help to find Swifts and their traditional nest sites in Anglican churches.  50 years ago most of our local parish churches had nesting Swifts.  Chris Mason brings us up-to-date  . . . Read more ...

Many thanks to all who contributed to Oxfordshire County Council's consultation before the deadline on this important issue - Bicester Wetland Reserve has been saved from road development! Read more ...

Birds of the Heart of England

The product of annual surveys since 1952, this new book documents remarkable changes in the distribution of many birds through the use of clear colour maps, species accounts and a variety of illustrations. Read more ...

Members of the BOS get involved in various activities outside of our chosen study area. One of our members, Andy Turner, frequently travels to the refuse tips in Essex to join up with the North Thames Gull Group (NTGG). Read more ...

Birding the Steppes and Mountains of Central Asia - Alan Peters

Kazakhstan is a vast country which borders Russia, China, Uzbekistan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Turkmenistan. Mainly steppe, it is sparsely populated, the main settlements being concentrated in the south eastern corner of the republic where the plains give way to the Altai and Tien Shan Mountains. Read more ...

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

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