What we do
We are passionate about educating the public in all things ornithological including avian systematics, taxonomy and species distributions. We provide a platform for the publication of open-access scientific information, via the Bulletin, as well as hosting discussions on key ornithological issues.
The BOC produces a Bulletin four times a year. Up to the end of 2016 hard copies were sent to all members. However, from 2017 the Bulletin became an open access online-only publication available for viewing and download at BioOne (click on the button in the right sidebar). We will continue to list the table of contents of each issue at the Bulletin Index page where you will also find the contents from earlier issues.
NOTE: The latest issue of the BOC Bulletin (Vol. 141, No. 3 – September 2021) is now available for viewing or download. You can view the table of contents, abstracts and references, full text or downloadable PDFs of individual papers as well as the complete issue at the BioOne Complete website. You can also view the table of contents and download a PDF for the complete issue on the BOC website.
Our next meeting will take place via Zoom on Monday 15 November 2021 at 18:30 pm. Dr Ken Smith will deliver his talk ‘Bars and Spots- varying fortunes of our British woodpeckers’. More information is available here.