Army Ornithological Society

Welcome to the Army Ornithological Society's website.  Within these pages you will get an idea of the sort of birding that we do, the diverse activities which we enjoy, and the contribution that the Army Ornithological Society makes to conservation at home and abroad.  From Aldershot to Afghanistan and a few places en route, this website will give you a taste of Army Birding.


Upcoming Events - View all events

Disruption to Events Programme 2020 | 1 Jun - 31 Dec

All AOS events for the remainder of the year are subject to being either cancelled or rescheduled. Resumption of events will be notified once any changes to government lockdown requirements permit.

Birdfair 2020 | 21 Aug

Annual AOS Friday get-together at the Birdfair at Rutland Water NR. Meet food area. Full Birdfair dates 21-23 Aug.

Portland Bird Observatory | 25-27 Sep

Annual visit to Portland for migrants and, maybe, rarities. Returns to September for 2020.


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Portland weekend 2020 | Posted August 03rd 2020

I have just spoken to Martin at the Obs and it is highly unlikely that they will be open for residential stays in the near future. With that in mind, I wil... read more

April Nestbox Check Cancelled | Posted April 05th 2020

The nestbox check scheduled for 15 April is cancelled.

April Dates Cancelled | Posted April 05th 2020

The Ringing Weekend (1 of 5) at Merryfield Airfield scheduled for 10-12 Apr is cancelled.