Latest issue of the Bulletin now available

The latest issue of the BOC Bulletin (Vol. 137, No. 4 – December 2017) is now available for viewing or download from this website. You can download a PDF for the whole issue or PDFs for individual papers. This issue contains ten papers of wide interest from The authenticity of ‘I’iwi Drepanis coccinea (G. Forster, 1781) skins from Cook’s third voyage: what taxidermy can add to the discussion by Justin J. F. J. Jansen & Frank D. Steinheimer and A New Zealand Storm Petrel Fregetta maoriana […]

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BOC on YouTube

The BOC is experimenting with uploading videos of selected talks presented at regular BOC meetings and other events in which the BOC is involved (with the permission of the speakers). Dr Nigel Collar, the speaker at the BOC meeting held at the Barley Mow in London on 18 September 2017, kindly agreed to have his talk on Preparing the Illustrated Checklist: value vs vanity videotaped and uploaded to YouTube. We invite you to enjoy this interesting and […]

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New birds of the Falkland Islands checklist

The Birds of the Falkland Islands is the latest publication in the BOC Checklist Series. Buy it online now from NHBS. This authoritative volume by Robin Woods covers all 205 species that have been reliably recorded in the Falklands, plus another 54 species whose presence is unconfirmed. View sample text and images at the link below for NHBS. http://www.nhbs.com/the-birds-of-the-falkland-islands-book This new checklist of the birds of the Falkland Islands is the most comprehensive ever published. Meticulously researched and […]

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Bulletin BOC 137(3) now available

BOC Bulletin 137, No. 3 (September 2017) is now available for viewing or download from this website. You can download a PDF for the whole issue or PDFs for individual papers. This issue contains nine papers of wide interest from A new Peruvian locality for Scimitar-winged Piha Lipaugus uropygialis, with the first description of flight display and other natural history notes by Daniel F. Lane & Tatiana Pequeño, to  Observations of five little-known tubenoses from Melanesia in January 2017 […]

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Bulletin BOC 137(2) now available

BOC Bulletin Vol. 137, No. 2 (June 2017) is available for viewing or download from this website. You can download a PDF for the whole issue or PDFs for individual papers. This issue contains twelve papers of wide interest. The first paper, First field observation of Karimui Owlet-Nightjar Aegotheles bennettii terborghi by Markus Lagerqvist, Ashley Banwell & Roger McNeill, provides a description of the first-ever field observation of Karimui Owlet-Nightjar, including photographs and a possible sound-recording of its call, since […]

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Bulletin BOC 137(1) now available

BOC Bulletin 137, No. 1 (March 2017) is now available for viewing or download from this website. You can download a PDF for the whole issue or PDFs for individual papers. This issue contains nine papers of wide interest, ranging from by What is the breeding range and breeding season of Pearly-breasted Cuckoo Coccyzus euleri? New records and breeding in French Guiana Olivier Claessens, Michel Giraud-Audine, Frédéric Royer & Lydie Sénécaux and The dark side of birds: melanism—facts and fiction by Hein van Grouw to Range extension for Buff-fronted Owl Aegolius […]

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Bulletin final print issue

BOC Bulletin Vol. 136, No. 4 (December 2016) is now available. This is the last issue that will appear in printed format. Future issues, beginning with the March 2017 one, will retain the same layout and will be posted online as an open access online-only publication, available for free download to everyone. Bull. B.O.C. 136(4) contains nine papers of wide interest, ranging from Notes on the avifauna of the northern Serranía de Pirre, Panama by Jack P. Hruska, Sarah A. Dzielski, Benjamin M. […]

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Further records and updates of range expansion in House Crow

A paper in Bull. B.O.C. 2016 136(1) by Colin Ryall reviews the continuing spread of House Crow Corvus splendens across the globe, as well as changes in the status of existing populations. Summary—House Crow Corvus splendens continues its ship-assisted global invasion, reaching locations further from its native range in the Indian Subcontinent. This report reviews the species’ recent spread as well as changes in the status of existing introduced populations where information is available. With the collapse […]

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British Birds—new monthly newsletter

Many members of the British Ornithologists’ Club will already be subscribers to British Birds or may have taken up trial offers available recently. Whether you subscribe or not, however, you may like to receive their free e-newsletter every month. This offers a flavour of what has been published recently and what is in the pipeline in areas such as book of the month, news and comment, the rarities section and further special offers. This is […]

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Large-scale live capture of Passenger Pigeons for sporting purposes

A paper in Bull. B.O.C. 2015 135(2) by Julian P. Hume details overlooked illustrated documentation of large-scale live capture of Passenger Pigeons for sporting purposes. Summary—More has been written concerning the extinction of Passenger Pigeon Ectopistes migratorius than any other extinct bird; the effects of trapping live birds for the shooting industry in the latter half of the 19th century is also seemingly well known. Here I present overlooked accounts and illustrations that appeared in contemporaneous […]

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