About L.O.S.

Leigh Ornithological Society (or L.O.S.) was formed in 1971 by a group of enthusiasts, some of whom had been observing and recording bird life in the area since the early part of the last century. They submitted records annually from the late 1940s to regional bodies, initially to the Lancashire & Cheshire fauna Society for possible inclusion in Lancashire bird reports and, since 1976, to the editor(s) of the Greater Manchester Bird Report.

The aims of the Society are:
  • To further the studies of birds in the field and to assist in their preservation.
  • To co-operate with other bodies in the maintenance and management of local areas of ornithological / natural history importance.
  • To record bird life in the designated L.O.S. area, through a bi-monthly newsletter and annual report.