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:

09 Feb 2017

Colin Corse – Sanday Sanderling

The talk will explain the history of Colin and his colleague’s wader studies on Sanday since the 1980’s and how this has led to the current study on Sanderling.  Colin will give details of some of the preliminary results they have obtained so far. 

Colin is a local Orcadian and has stayed in Orkney since completing studies at Aberdeen University.  He has been BTO rep for Orkney since 1985 and has served on the BTO Ringing Committee and Regional Network Committee. Colin is also past secretary and chairman of the Orkney SOC Branch.

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

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Bird recording in Orkney

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