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.
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. 1 – March 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.
This issue contains nine papers of wide interest ranging from A reassessment of issues surrounding the Hastings Rarities, with particular reference to supposed fraud by George Bristow by Pat Morris to First record of Forbes-Watson’s Swift Apus berliozi in southern Africa, with comments on vocal and visual identification by Etienne Marais, Faansie Peacock, Gary Allport. The issue also contains the index for volume 141.
Our next meeting will be on 24 May via Zoom. Dr Steve Portugal will talk about the Bird Flight and Co-operative Aerodynamics. See here for details.