There are two outdoor trips per month over the branch outing season – a full day outing on a Saturday or Sunday and a Thursday outing. On our outdoor trips, the aim is not just to see the largest number of birds, but to find and watch and enjoy. We think the pleasure comes from birdwatching with like-minded people, learning identification skills, enjoying the splendid sights and taking delight in the unexpected find. If this whets your appetite and you feel you would enjoy these field trips, then you’d be most welcome to come along.
Meet at 9.00am (9.15am Thursdays) at Inverness Retail Park, near Burger King, or alternative time stated in the programme. We will car-share as much as possible. Please contact the secretary at email@example.com or the trip leader for other meeting place options.
Below is the proposed programme of field trips for the next session, subject to the restrictions on gatherings, non-essential travel, and social distancing being eased or lifted. Please contact the Leader no later than the previous day as numbers may be limited.
Sun Oct 11th: Dornoch Firth and Easter Ross Migration. Meet Dornoch Airstrip 10am [Dean McAskill - firstname.lastname@example.org]
Thur Oct 22nd: Weekday Birding, Moray Coast. Meet West of Maltings, Burghead 10am [Pete Gordon - email@example.com]
Sat Nov 7th: Whiteness. Meet at Fort George Car Park 9.30am [Jonathan Clarke - firstname.lastname@example.org]
Thur Nov 19th: Weekday birding. Black Isle. Meet N Kessock by slipway toilets [Sue Seright- email@example.com]
Sun Dec 6th: Beginners' Birding Guided Walk Meet Old Station, Nethybridge (not Broomhill Station!) [Sue Sykes - firstname.lastname@example.org]
Thur Dec 17th: Weekday Birding Location tbc [Sue Seright - email@example.com]
Sat Jan 9th: Bird Race [Carol Miller & Sue Seright - firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com]
Thur Jan 21st: Weekday birding, Location tbc [Alister Clunas - firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sun Feb 7th: Strathspey. Meet at Loch Garten Car Park - 10am [John Poyner - email@example.com]
Thur Feb 18th: Weekday Birding, Location tbc [Al McNee - firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sun Mar 7th: Moray Coast [Mary Galloway - email@example.com]
Thur Mar 18th: Weekday Birding. Loch District south of Inverness [Alex Joss - firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sun Apr 18th: Lochaber area, meet Neptune's Staircase car park 10am - [Tony Laidler - email@example.com]
Thur Apr 29th: Dawn Chorus with Birdsong Identification [Simon Cohen - firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sun May 9th: Gairloch and Poolewe [leader tbc]
Sat May 22nd: Evening meet at Loch Ruthven then social gathering [leader and time tbc]