Orkney branch

Black Guillemot by Laurie Campbell

Black Guillemot by Laurie Campbell

Evening talks programme


St Magnus Centre, Kirkwall, KW15 1PA (click here for a map of the venue and surrounding area)


On the following Thursdays at 7.30pm:

05 Oct 2017     Ben Darvill – Technology, tags and tracks

09 Nov 2017    Irena Tomankova – Curlews in crisis

08 Feb 2018    Kat Keogan – Timing of breeding of seabirds in a changing climate: From a local to a global perspective

08 Mar 2018     *Change to advertised subject* Alison Beresford – Where be dragons? Helping to fill in the gaps in global species distributions. Followed by very brief AGM


Helen Aiton

01856 751482

Branch outings

No outings planned

About the branch

Branch committee:

Chair and Treasurer:

Peter Slater

Secretary, Vice-chair and representative of the branch on SOC Council:

Helen Aiton

Orkney recorder:

Jim Williams


Orkney branch activities and communications

Talks reminders:

Members are emailed a reminder about forthcoming talks with more information on the speaker and subject where possible, usually a week or so in advance of the meeting. If you don’t already receive these alerts and would like to, please contact us.

Forums/News group:

Orkneybirding ‘Orkbird’ (Yahoo) Group groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/orkbird

Social media:

Facebook: Type ‘Orkney Birding’ in the search bar


Birdwatching in Orkney

Click here for our guide to Birding North Ronaldsay


Bird recording in Orkney

Visit the Orkney recording area page for details of the latest bird report, back issues, species considered locally and for Local Recorder contact information.

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