Evening indoor meetings 2019-20
We hope that the branch provides an opportunity for those who share a common interest in birds to meet for regular social occasions. At our indoor meetings we usually have a speaker and the emphasis is on local birds and birding – with plenty of time to get to know those whose names we may recognise but faces we do not!
In addition to evening meetings between autumn and spring, we have regular outings through the year, and offer the opportunity for club members to get involved in some surveys of our local birds. All are welcome to attend these activities, including non-members of the Club. If you are not yet an SOC member and are interested in finding out more information about joining, please email us or visit our Join us page.
We meet in Elgin Museum Hall, 1 High Street, Elgin, IV30 1EQ (click here for a map of the venue and surrounding location).
Meetings take place on the following Thursdays at 7.30pm:
10 Oct 2019
Molly Doubleday – Capercaillie: The story so far
You are warmly invited to our first branch meeting of the season which takes place on Thursday 10th October. Members will have the opportunity to hear from RSPB Scotland’s Capercaillie Advisory Officer, Molly Doubleday on the habitat, diet and breeding behaviour of one of Scotland’s most iconic but threatened species, the Capercaillie.
Molly will touch on the current threats to the species and describe the methods being used to conserve them. The UK Capercaillie population has declined so rapidly that it is at very real risk of extinction (for the second time) and is a ‘Red List’ species.
Prior to the main event, there will be a summary of the summer’s highlights together with some ID tips.
14 Nov 2019
Alister Clunas – The Shiants: The enchanted isles
12 Dec 2019 * Note change to advertised programme
Martin Cook – Looking down instead of up: Moray’s wildflowers
09 Jan 2020 * Note change to advertised programme
Ian Thomson – Fighting raptor persecution
13 Feb 2020
AGM & Members’ Night
Winter outings 2019-2020
Saturday 16 November 2019
Burghead and Roseisle. Details to be announced.
Saturday 18 January 2020
Lossiemouth. Details to be announced.
Saturday 15 February 2020
Spey Bay. Details to be announced.
For queries and further information, please contact the Club secretary (Alison Ritchie) at firstname.lastname@example.org