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The Birds of Farmoor Reservoir
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Oxford Ornithological Society is pleased to announce that The Birds of Farmoor Reservoir has just been published and is now available.

The checklist contains 64 pages and provides an introductory brief history and background to the reservoir which serves as a useful guide to its facilities and the opportunities it provides for birding but the main part provides a list of all 250 species of bird seen at the reservoir up to 31st December 2020 including no less than 12 National Rarities.

For more details please see the publication's page.

Added 16/01/2021
OOS Indoor Meetings and COVID-19

As you will be aware, due to the coronavirus pandemic we are not be able to hold our normal ‘live’ indoor meetings at Exeter Hall at the moment, so for now our 2020/21 talks will be given online using Zoom technology.

Zoom technology enables participants to see, hear and participate in talks and meetings. To join in you will require a computer or smartphone with internet connection, camera, loudspeaker and microphone – most modern phones and laptops will be suitable. You will also need an internet link to the Zoom software (which will contain a unique code for the talk) and an ID code, and these will be sent to you by e-mail nearer the time of the talk. There is no charge, but the audience will be limited to 100 so it will be first come, first served!

We will obviously need your e-mail address to do this, so if anyone has not already informed Eric Dunford ( of their e-mail address, please do so ASAP.

Added 30/09/2020

Next Indoor Event

03/02/2021 (Wed)
Nesting: A tour to meet the nest builders
By Dr. Jenny York
The word ‘nesting’ may conjure scenes of maternal preparedness, but bird nests can be more than cradles. In this talk, Dr Jenny York will take you on a whistle-stop tour to meet the diverse nest builders, and to marvel at their phenomenal handiwork, with insights from research around the world.

Bird News

Date Species Count Site Who
2021-01-23Brambling6Littleworth nr FaringdonMRo
2021-01-23Buzzard2Iffley: Iffley MeadowsSL
2021-01-23Siskin2Iffley: Iffley MeadowsSL
2021-01-23Redwingc25Iffley: Iffley MeadowsSL
2021-01-23Yellowhammer8Littleworth nr FaringdonMRo
2021-01-23Siskin2Littleworth nr FaringdonMRo
2021-01-23Stock Pigeon2Littleworth nr FaringdonMRo
2021-01-23Greenfinch12Littleworth nr FaringdonMRo
2021-01-23Green Woodpecker1Littleworth nr FaringdonMRo
2021-01-23Chaffinch82Littleworth nr FaringdonMRo
2021-01-23Kestrel2Littleworth nr FaringdonMRo
2021-01-23Great Spotted Woodpecker1Littleworth nr FaringdonMRo
2021-01-23Meadow Pipit45LangfordMRo
2021-01-23Stock Pigeon2LangfordMRo
2021-01-23White / Pied Wagtail5LangfordMRo
2021-01-23Grey Heron1LangfordMRo
2021-01-23Little Egret1LangfordMRo

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