Updated January 2021

Due to the Covid 19 outbreak, the BOS is holding all Indoor Meetings via Zoom.  Instructions for joining these meetings will be sent to all members a few days prior to each meeting.

We hope to reschedule our talks in the future.

Please adhere to all Government restrictions and advice regarding travel and social gatherings. While bird watching is permissible and even beneficial for mental and physical health, please be sensitive to the feelings of landowners and your impact on local communities. Please help foster good relationships with local communities for the future. Please continue to submit your records even if just from your garden.

We urge you to check the latest government guidelines regularly.

Stay safe and keep well.

My Birding Patch - Alnmouth - the Northumberland coast in microcosm with Tom Cadwallender 

Having moved to the Alnmouth area in 1989 Tom has walked his patch for over 30 years.  During this talk we will look at the familiar, the scarce and sometimes the rare species of birds through the lens of diverse habitats and the seasons. Then a brief excursion to Coquet Island where we will look at some of the breeding seabirds including the Roseate Tern, a species which Tom has been studying and helping to conserve since 1991.  One thing is for sure the wonderful landscape and seascape of the Alnmouth area will feature quite heavily in this presentation. 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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