Annual reports

The BOC has published the annual Berkshire Bird Report since 1974. Each report, with its distinctive cover by Robert Gillmor, contains a systematic list of bird records for the year complemented with articles and photographs.  If you would like to contribute sightings to the current year’s bird report, please see the Submitting records page for further details; all contributors are acknowledged.

All members receive the reports as they are published. Non-members can purchase copies of the most recently published report for £7.50 plus £2.00 postage & packing. Back copies of most reports from 2000 are available at £5 each plus postage & packing. A few copies of earlier reports are also available. To check availability and to order, please email the Secretary (secretary@berksoc.org.uk).

  • 2013

    • Berkshire Bird Index 2013 Renton Righelato
    • Birding highlights of 2013 Ken Moore
    • Damselflies & Dragonflies in Berkshire Mike Turton
    • Systematic list for 2013

  • 2012

    • Monitoring of Annex 1 species on the Thames Basin SPA Patrick Crowley
    • Buff-bellied Pipits at Queen Mother Reservoir Mike McKee
    • The Berkshire Bird Index 2012 Renton Righelato
    • Damselflies and dragonflies Mike Turton.

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  • 2011

    • Changes in earliest arrival dates of summer visitors Renton Righelato
    • The Berkshire Bird Index 2011 Renton Righelato
    • Glossy Ibises in Berkshire Chris Heard
    • Damselflies and Dragonflies in Berkshire Mike Turton

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  • 2010

    • Effects of recent cold winters on Stonechats in Berkshire Renton Righelato
    • Blackcaps in a suburban garden Tim Ball
    • A Blackcap in the Snow Tim Ball
    • Dragonflies and damselflies Mike Turton

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  • 2009

    • Initial results from a Nightjar-monitoring project, Tim Ball
    • White-spotted Bluethroat at Woolhampton, Ken Moore
    • Dragonflies and Damselflies, Mike Turton

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  • 2008

    • Lesser Scaups in Berkshire 2007 and 2008 Chris Heard
    • Dark-breasted Barn Owl in Berkshire – a re-examination Renton Righelato
    • Siberian Chiffchaffs in Berkshire Chris Heard

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  • 2006/07

    • Red-footed Falcon at Moor Green Lakes Bruce Archer
    • Long-tailed Skua at Queen Mother Reservoir Chris Heard

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  • 2005

    • Heathlake Ian Twyford
    • Feral Barnacle and Snow Geese in the Upper Loddon and Blackwater Valleys John Clark
    • The Laughing Gull at Reading Rob Laughton
    • Cetti’s Warbler in West Berkshire Jan Legg
    • The Berkshire Kingfisher Survey 2005 Chris Robinson
    • Sparrowhawk eye Colour Jan Legg
    • Whiskered Tern at Moor Green Lakes Bruce Archer
    • Survey of Theale and Burghfield 2005 Richard Crawford
    • Ringing and Nestbox highlights 2005 Brian Clews
    • Study of Tree Pipits in West Berkshire Jon Wilding

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  • 2004

    • Berkshire Bird Index 2004 Chris Robinson
    • White Stork in East Berkshire Chris Heard
    • The Bonxie at Queen Mother Reservoir Chris Heard
    • White Wagtails in Berkshire Chris Heard
    • Ringing highlights 2004 Brian Clews
    • Hosehill Lake – The first twenty years Cath McEwan
    • Thatcham Marsh – Constant Effort Site Jan Legg

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  • 2003

    • Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre Adrian Hutchings
    • A Spring flock of Pomarine Skuas in Berkshire Chris Heard
    • Snelsmore Common – a report Jonathan Wilding
    • The growth of Herons in Berkshire 1992-2003 Chris Robinson
    • Berkshire Bird Index 2003 Chris Robinson
    • Ringing highlights 2003 Brian Clews
    • Wintering Gulls in the Thames Valley Paul Cropper
    • ROC Garden Bird Survey; the first ten years John Farnsworth
    • Apparent attempt by Ravens to breed in Berkshire Bruce Archer

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  • 2002

    • Scarce Gulls in Berkshire Chris Heard
    • Berkshire Bird Index 2002 Chris Robinson
    • Breeding Waders of Wet Meadows Survey 2002 Chris Robinson
    • Nestbox survey at Moor Green Lakes 2002 Kevin Briggs
    • Jubilee River and Dorney Wetlands in 2002 Brian Clews

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  • 2000/2001

    • Cormorant Breeding Colony Survey 2000 Pat Martin
    • Survey of House Sparrows in College Town, Sandhurst in 2000 Des Sussex
    • Honey Buzzard Influx in Sptember 2000 Chris Heard
    • Autumn Passage of the Yellow Wagtail in Berkshire Peter Standley & Richard Crawford
    • A Black Kite in West Berkshire Chris Heard
    • A Perplexing ‘Ferruginous-type’ Hybrid in East Berkshire Chris Heard

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