Welcome to the British Ornithologists’ Club

Objects

The BOC’s objects are to advance education in the subject of ornithology for the benefit of the public by promoting scientific discussion between members and others interested in ornithology and to facilitate the dissemination of scientific information concerned with ornithology, and in particular avian systematics, taxonomy and distribution.

Publications

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.


News

The latest issue of the BOC Bulletin (Vol. 139, No. 3 – September 2019) 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.

This issue contains nine papers of wide interest ranging from Old World vagrants on Fernando de Noronha, including two additions to the Brazilian avifauna, and predictions for potential future Palearctic vagrants by Andrew Whittaker, João Paulo Ferreira da Silva, Breno Lucio & Guy M. Kirwan and Avifauna of the Lake Kutubu Wildlife Management Area, Papua New Guinea by Iain A. Woxvold, Jared M. Diamond, K. David Bishop & Leo Legra (see photo above) to Some additions to the avifauna of Central African Republic by Robert J. Dowsett & Gregory B. P. Davies.


Meetings

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.