Bird­ing club make a dif­fer­ence

Bird Watching (UK) - - News Wire -

Bris­tol Or­nitho­log­i­cal Club cel­e­brates its 50th birth­day next year. The club, which has some of its founder mem­bers still ac­tive, was founded in 1967, the same year that the first BTO Bird At­las was re­leased. BOC has played an im­por­tant part in the his­tory of or­nithol­ogy, with many of their mem­bers con­tribut­ing greatly to the study of birds; founder mem­ber Robin Pry­therch has un­der­taken a long run­ning study of Buz­zards, and other mem­bers have made de­tailed and ac­claimed stud­ies of such birds as Pere­grines, Reed War­blers and ur­ban gulls. It’s pro­duced an an­niver­sary pub­li­ca­tion, along with a fea­ture on 50 ways to en­joy bird­ing, and 50 Birds of Avon, es­says by mem­bers about their favourite lo­cal species. It is also hold­ing a pho­to­graphic com­pe­ti­tion as well as hold­ing a din­ner. Visit boc-bris­ for de­tails.

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