Unless shown otherwise, meetings will take place on Wednesdays at 8 pm, in Room 109 in the Palmer Building at Reading University. Members admitted free – the usual admission fee for non-members is £4.

A Lane in E. Europe

Mike Lane

We’re welcoming Mike back this evening to hear about his travels in Eastern Europe, a region he describes as very exciting to see and photograph… Read More

Bird disease

Dr Daria Dadam

Daria will show us how parasites and infectious diseases are affecting bird populations not only at home but around the world.

Challenges facing bird conservation

Kevin Cox - Chairman of the RSPB

After teling us about some the special birds of his home Dartmoor, Kevin will discuss some key RSPB projects, highlighting the species recovery work for… Read More

Christmas Conversations

Sally Wearing, Rob Godden

Sally Wearing will take us to Tanzania and Rob Godden will transport us to the tropical climes of N. Peru.. Festive refreshments provided!

A History of Greenham Common

Ian Paine

This evening we will hear how Greenham Common returned to heathland in the 1990’s and became one of Berkshire’s top birding spots giving us the… Read More

Nocturnal Bird Migration

Simon Gillings

Simon will explore how audio recording and radar are starting to shed light on nocturnal activities such as display flights and movements to nocturnal foraging… Read More

Birds of Gambia

Ashley Grove

Ashley always entertains us with magnificent photos of the many birds he loves and tonight is no exception! Here are some of the many colourful… Read More

Professor Tim Guilford


Shearwaters are amongst the most elusive creatures on earth, spending most of their lives far out to sea and coming on land only to breed…. Read More

The Biking Birder

Gary Prescott

Gary will be telling us this evening of his amazing adventures as the Biking Birder across the UK and Peru, all undertaken in the most… Read More

BOC Photographic Competition


It’s our annual photographic competition again where members can show off their talents at capturing wonderful images of birds. Why not enter YOUR photographs!

The Reserves of Lincolnshire

Stephen Lovell

It’s not all flat! Lincolnshire has a wealth of man-made water bodies and boasts one of Britain’s favourite bird reserves, Frampton on The Wash estuary…. Read More