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

The trials and tribulations of trying to catch Red-breasted Geese in Bulgaria and the subsequent fascinating results from this work.

Based in Tain, Ross-shire, Bob has been a member of the SOC since he was a school boy in Edinburgh. He has been a keen birder ever since and between 2007-11 was Scottish organiser of the Bird Atlas project. He is secretary of the Highland Ringing Group and has been involved in long-term studies of seabirds on Canna, raptors in Easter Ross and waders and wildfowl in the Moray Firth. This included a study of the movements of Icelandic Greylag Geese, which led him to being invited by WWT to try and catch Red-breasted Geese in Bulgaria. 


Helen Aiton

01856 751482

Branch outings

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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


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