Meetings of the Isle of Mull Bird Club,
for the 2017/2018 Season
Friday 12th January 2018
Indoor meeting at Craignure Village Hall, 7.30pm. Speaker David Jardine, Argyll ornithologist. "What is going on next door? - The birds of Colonsay and Oransay"
Saturday 13th January 2018
Big Bird Count. Start from anywhere on Mull at 09.30hrs. Make a list of all the species you see during the day (you can download the new, revised Bird Checklist, from the home page of the Club’s website) and then meet up at Ballygowan at 15.00hrs. to compare notes with everyone else. The individual or group with the most species will win the ‘Oystercatcher’ Trophy (theirs to keep for twelve months).
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.