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.
Sat Sep 5th: Pelagic trip from Gairloch or Ullapool-Stornoway Ferry [leader tbc]
Thur Sep 17th: Croy and the River Nairn [Jonathan Clarke - firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sun Oct 11th: Dornoch Firth and Easter Ross Migration [Dean McAskill - email@example.com]
Thur Oct 22nd: Wild Goose Chase [Pete Gordon - firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sat Nov 7th: Whiteness or the Great Glen tbc
Thur Nov 19th: Black Isle [Mary and David Galloway - email@example.com]
Sun Dec 6th: Whiteness or the Great Glen tbc
Thur Dec 17th: Location tbc [Sue Seright - firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sat Jan 9th: Bird Race [Carol Miller & Sue Seright - email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org]
Thur Jan 21st: Location tbc [Alister Clunas - email@example.com]
Sun Feb 7th: Strathspey. Meet at Loch Garten Car Park - time tbc [John Poyner - firstname.lastname@example.org]
Thur Feb 18th: Location tbc [Al McNee - email@example.com]
Sat Mar 6th - Sun Mar 7th: Moray Coast and Strathbeg [Mary Galloway - firstname.lastname@example.org]
Thur Mar 18th: Loch District south of Inverness [Alex Joss - email@example.com]
Sun Apr 18th: Lochaber area [leader tbc]
Thur Apr 29th: Dawn Chorus with Birdsong Identification [leader tbc]
Sun May 9th: Gairloch and Poolewe [leader tbc]
Sat May 22nd: Evening meet at Loch Ruthven then social gathering [leader and time tbc]