|Kent Ornithological Society
Category: Conservation & wildlife
The KOS collects, collates and publishes records of bird species. Founded in 1951, its members play an important part in chronicling the county's birdlife, contributing records to the annual Kent Bird Report, taking part in census or atlas work, often in conjunction with the British Trust for Ornithology, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and English Nature.
KOS publishes a newsletter four times a year, containing a quarterly summary of bird sightings in the county and also articles of interest to Kentish birdwatchers, including regular book reviews and general birding information. KOS also publishes a comprehensive Annual report.
KOS hosts monthly indoor meetings during the October to April period to give members a chance to meet each other and hear illustrated talks on a wide variety of subjects. Throughout the year the Society organises a series of field meetings around the county, led by a member who not only knows the birds, but the best places to find them.