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Oxford Ornithological SocietyOxford Ornithological Society

Charity no: 295502

The Society's aims are to increase knowledge and appreciation of birds among its members and the public at large, to study the bird life of the county, and to record and publish results of its studies. Founded nearly 80 years ago, the Society has access to a wealth of ornithological data, and these together with special studies conducted from time to time are used in the interests of conservation. The membership comprises both amateurs and experts; all are welcome.

Activities and services:

  • Indoor meetings are held monthly from September to May at Stratfield Brake Sports Ground, Oxford: see the programme card for details. A wide range of subjects are covered: techniques of bird study; identification issues; accounts of visits abroad; bird behaviour, etc.
  • Field outings, usually on Sundays, are arranged to good birding locations both in the County and sometimes further afield
  • An authoritative illustrated annual report (free to members) is published with a descriptive check-list of birds reported in the past year and their status, as well as articles on other local bird topics
  • The society co-ordinates census work and organises ad hoc studies among members relevant to conservation issues
  • A monthly Bulletin is published listing past month's bird sightings, and with news items

Geographic coverage:


Key contacts:

Conservation: Alan Larkman, Meadow Farmhouse, Buckland Rd, BamptonOX18 2EL. Tel 01367 870357.
Email: [email protected]
Secretary: Barry Hudson, Pinfold 4, Bushey Row, Bampton OX18 2JU  Tel 01993 852028
Email: [email protected]
Membership Secretary and Treasurer : Graham Coleman, 95 Crescent Rd, Temple Cowley, Oxford OX4 2NY. Tel 01865 770865  email: [email protected] or [email protected]


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