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1 December 2016

Welcome to the British Ornithologists’ Club


The BOC’s objects are to promote scientific discussion between members and others interested in ornithology and to disseminate scientific information concerned with ornithology through the publication of its Bulletin. The BOC’s primary focus is on avian systematics, taxonomy and distribution.


The BOC produces a Bulletin four times a year, which all members receive, as well as other occasional publications. Use the Bulletin index links to view the contents of the most recent Bulletin as well as past Bulletins. If you wish to receive a copy please join the BOC. Membership costs £25 a year.



House Crow in Tanzania by David Fisher


Outside its native range, the House Crow is an invasive alien which can have a serious adverse effect on native birds. Colin Ryall’s paper in the March 2016 Bulletin  reviews the  recent spread of the species, changes in the existing introduced populations and an update on control programmes. See PDF under News.



The BOC holds regular meetings, mostly in central London (see the Meetings page for location and directions). The meetings are normally free and non-members are welcome.

One-day conference now on-line

The BOC held a joint one day meeting with the Neotropical Bird Club and the Natural History Museum at the museum in London on 17 September 2016.  Videos of the presentations can now be watched using the following link (via the NBC website): conference videos