Meetings of the Isle of Mull Bird Club,
for the 2017/2018 Season
Friday 22nd September 2017
Indoor meeting at Craignure Village Hall, 7.30pm. Stuart Findlay, Mull Forester. (Title to follow)
Saturday 23rd September 2017
Field Trip to Garmony. Meet at 10am at Fishnish. Walk or drive to Garmony; bring a packed lunch.
Friday 20th October 2017
Indoor meeting at Craignure Village Hall, 7.30pm. Rob Lightfoot, birder and ringer will give an illustrated talk: "Wildlife of the Galapagos Islands & Mainland Ecuador"
Saturday 21st October 2017
Field trip round Loch na Keal. Meet in car park at Balmeanach Farm(opposite Inch Kenneth) finishing at 4pm for tea at Ballygown.
Friday 17th November 2017
Indoor meeting at Craignure Village Hall, 7.30pm. Our speaker for tonight is Patrick Stirling-Aird of the Scottish Raptor Study Group. He will be talking about the Golden Eagle Survey of 2015.
Saturday 18th November 2017
Fieldtrip to Loch Ba. Meet at 10am in the car park at the entrance to Loch Ba, where we will get into as few vehicles as possible to drive along the track as far as the wooden bridge. Returning to the Salen Hotel for tea at 3pm.
Friday 8th December 2017
Christmas Dinner 7.30pm at Craignure Village Hall. Followed by a presentation of pictures for the Duncan Hall Trophy.The meal will cost £20 per head, bring your own drinks. Please book by 1st of December with Andy Oldacre (01680 812105)
Sunday 10th December 2017
Fieldtrip to the Ross of Mull. Meet at 10am at the Kinloch Hotel, ending at the Keel Row for tea at 3pm.
Friday 12th January 2018
Indoor meeting at Craignure Village Hall, 7.30pm. Speaker David Jardine, Argyll ornithologist. "What is going on next door - bird studies on Colonsay and Oransay"
Saturday 13th January 2018
Big Bird Count. Start from anywhere on Mull at 9.30am and see how many species you can spot. Meet at the Coffee Pot in Salen at 3pm to compare results.
Friday 23rd February 2018
Indoor meeting at Craignure Village Hall, 7.30pm. Jan Dunlop, Countryside Ranger manager. (Title to follow)
Saturday 24th February 2018
Fieldtrip to Lochs Don, Spelve and Buie. Meet at 10am at Craignure Village Hall, returning to Craignure for tea at the Craignure Inn at 4pm.
Friday 23rd March 2018
Indoor meeting at Craignure Village Hall, 7.30pm. Dr Ally Phillimore, Evolutionary ecologist at Edinburgh University. “Timing is everything” Phenology is the study of the seasons; how are earlier springs and climate change impacting on the species around us?
Saturday 24th March 2018
Fieldtrip to North West Mull. Meet at 10am at Dervaig Village Hall, finishing at Calgary Tearoom at 4pm.
Friday 20th April 2018
Indoor meeting at Craignure Village Hall, 7.30pm. Mull Bird Club AGM followed by an illustrated talk by Richard Luxmoore, Senior Conservation Advisor NTS. Richard conducts seabird counts including in the waters around Mull. (Suggested title - How are our seabirds doing?)
Saturday 21st April 2018
Fieldtrip to Morvern. Meet at Fishnish at 9.50 to take the 10am ferry to Lochaline as foot passengers where we will transfer to the Lochaline Community Bus. Returning for tea at the cafe at 4pm and to take the 16.45 ferry back to Fishnish arriving at 17.03.