Meetings of the Isle of Mull Bird Club,
for the 2018/2019 Season
The next Bird Club meeting is on Friday 19th October
An illustrated talk by Alan Spellman
"Mull to Melbourne Part the two!"
Saturday 20th October - Fieldtrip to Loch na Keal
Friday 19th October 2018
Indoor meeting at Dervaig Church Hall, 7.30pm. Alan Spellman will give us an illustrated talk about his second adventure in Australia. Mull to Melbourne Part the two!
Please note the change of venue! The church hall is the small green building, with the red roof, opposite the rear of the Bellachroy.
Saturday 20th October 2018
Fieldtrip to Loch na Keal, led by Steven Littlewood, looking for early returning divers and grebes. Meet at the car park at Balmeanach at 10am. (see map below) Bring a packed lunch. Afternoon Tea at the 'Coffee Pot' in Salen at 4pm.
Friday 16th November 2018
Indoor meeting at Craignure Village Hall, 7.30pm. An illustrated talk by Chris Waltho (Ornithologist) Chris has studied eider for more than 30 years, with his research based around the Firth of Clyde, home to the largest population of eider in the British Isles.
Saturday 17th November 2018
Fieldtrip to North Mull, which it is hoped will include both Jack Snipe and Common Snipe. Bring a packed lunch. Meet at Dervaig Village Hall at 10am, returning to the Bellachroy in Dervaig for afternoon tea at 3pm.
Thursday 6th December 2018
Christmas Dinner at the Isle of Mull Hotel - details later ...
Viewing of entries for the Duncan Hall Trophy
Please note the change of venue and day of the week!
Saturday 8th December 2018
Fieldtrip to Lochs Don, Spelve & Buie, led by Ewan Miles. Bring a packed lunch. Meet at 10am at Craignure Village Hall, returning to Craignure Inn at 3pm for afternoon tea.
Friday 11th January 2019
Indoor meeting at Craignure Village Hall, 7.30pm. An illustrated talk by Jim Manthorpe - "Eagles to Otters; filming Scotland's wildlife"
Saturday 12th January 2019
Start from where ever you are on the island at 9.30am and make a list of all the species you see - yes, it's the BIG BIRD COUNT! Meet at 3pm at Ballygown for the results from all the teams taking part and the presentation of the 'Oystercatcher' Trophy.
Friday 15th February 2019
Indoor meeting at Craignure Village Hall, 7.30pm An illustrated talk by Ewan Miles - title to follow ...
Saturday 16th February 2019
Fieldtrip to Salen Bay, Aros estuary and Knock hatchery, led by Ewan Miles. Meet at Salen Hotel car park at 10am returning for refreshment there at 3pm. Bring a packed lunch.
Friday 15th March 2019
Indoor meeting at Craignure Village Hall, 7.30pm An illustrated talk by Robbie Whytock - "Optimising habitat creation for woodland birds: lessons from a long term, large scale natural experiment."
Sunday 17th March 2019
Eagle fieldtrip – a tour led by Jacqui Murphy to watch eagles which we hope will be displaying in the prelude to breeding. Bring a packed lunch. Meet at 10am Craignure Village Hall, returning to Blaizey’s at 4pm for afternoon tea.
Evening trip to north Loch na Keal, led by Steven Littlewood, to see the diver roost off Eaorsa. To be arranged for February/March.
Friday 12th April 2019
Indoor meeting at Craignure Village Hall, 7.30pm AGM followed by an illustrated talk from Jim Coyle - "The Birds of Glasgow"
Saturday 13th April 2019
Fieldtrip to Morvern. Meet at 9.50am at Fishnish to take the 10am ferry to Lochaline. Bring a packed lunch. Returning at 16.00 to take the 16.25 ferry back to Mull.