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.

We hope to reschedule our talks in the future.

Please adhere to all Government restrictions and advice on non-essential travel and leaving your home. We ask everyone who is in one of the high-risk categories to take extra precautions. We do understand that with the current restrictions, having open access to nature can be hugely beneficial in helping our wellbeing in these unprecedented times. Please keep your bird records coming in, even if it is just from your garden or from your daily exercise.

All fieldwork (surveys) is currently suspended due to the current travel restrictions.

Please do not leave your home to travel to any BOS reserve.

We urge you to check the latest government guidance. We know that the coming weeks are going to be extremely difficult for all of us. We hope you can stay positive and still birdwatch from your local area.

Stay safe and keep well.

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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