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.

The survey turned out to be very successful, significantly increasing our knowledge on the status of the Yellowhammer population across the region.

To fnd out the results of the survey see the article here: A Survey of Yellowhammers in the Banbury Area in 2018.

Adventures in Peru - Alan Peters

In his illustrated talk Alan will describe a trip taken in November 2019 visiting a range of wonderful habitats from the Pantanos de Villa marshes south of Lima to see Great Grebe, Cinnamon Teal, Black Skimmer and many other species amongst 1000’s of Franklin’s Gulls while squadrons of Peruvian Pelicans patrolled just offshore. Going out in a fishing boat to circle an uninhabited island to get up close and personal with Neotropic, Guanay and Red-legged Cormorants and a small numbers Humboldt Penguins. Read more ...

A survey where observers are each given a randomly selected 1km square and record all species and numbers of each for a minimum period of 2 hours between 9am and noon. Read more ...

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