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:

06 Oct 2016
Alan Leitch – Whaups R Us

A look at Orkney Curlews in a national and international context, sharing results of a recent colour-ringing project and latest news on ways we are trying to help this threatened species.

Alan has worked for RSPB since 1994 when he carried out Bittern research and also held positions in Aberdeenshire, Argyll and Angus before moving to Orkney in 2007 as warden, since becoming site manager for the Orkney Reserves.  Also a member of the Orkney Ringing Group, Alan’s particular interests are in Greylag Geese, Black Guillemot, Curlew and Twite during his time on Orkney. 

03 Nov 2016
Peter Mawby – Dippers

09 Feb 2017
Marianna Chimienti – How do I catch my fish? Multiscale foraging strategies in seabirds

09 Mar 2017
AGM & Bob Swann – Red-breasted Geese in Bulgaria


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


Useful information:

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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