Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club

The Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club is an ornithological journal published by the British Ornithologists' Club (BOC). It is cited as Bull. B. O. C.

Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club  
Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 137(1) cover.jpg
Volume 137, issue 1, March 2017
Edited byGuy Kirwan
Publication details
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Bull. Br. Ornithol. Club
ISSN0007-1595 (print)
2513-9894 (web)

Many descriptions of birds new to science have been published in the bulletin.

The journal was first published in 1892. It is published in four quarterly issues. from March 2017 (Vol. 137 No. 1), it became an online-only, open access, journal, giving as the reasons for the change:[1][2]

the realities of current trends in academic journal publication, the slow decline in the readership of the hard copy Bull. Brit. Orn. Cl. and our public benefit charitable responsibilities.

Since 2004, the journal's honorary editor has been Guy Kirwan.

List of editorsEdit

List of Bulletin Editors with dates of tenure [3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Pitches, Adrian (May 2017). "Bull. BOC moves online". British Birds. 110: 255.
  2. ^ Storey, Chris (March 2017). "Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club". 137 (1). British Ornithologists' Club. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ BOC website