North Cotswold Ornithological Society

Welcome to the North Cotswold Ornithological Society (Registered charity number 1127045) Gloucestershire’s only survey-based bird group. 

We are dedicated to learning more about the birds of the Cotswolds through developing an understanding of their distribution.

We carry out: 

Casual recording

Random square surveys

Monitoring scarce breeding birds

A programme of field meetings

Nest recording

We have also installed a camera at Christ Church, Cheltenham enabling the viewing of the nesting peregrines

The News and Events page is regularly updated with information about current activities and the other pages provide background to the Society and the birds of the Cotswolds.

Sand Martin and Lapwing photo (c) Richard Tyler