You can find out about our Moray branch below.
We hope that the branch provides an opportunity for those who share a common interest in birds to meet for regular social occasions. At our indoor meetings we usually have a speaker and the emphasis is on local birds and birding – with plenty of time to get to know those whose names we may recognise but faces we do not!
Elgin Museum Hall, 1 High Street, Elgin, IV30 1EQ (click here for a map of the venue and surrounding location).
On the following Thursdays at 7.30pm:
10 Oct 2019
Molly Doubleday – Capercaillie: The story so far
14 Nov 2019
Alister Clunas – The Shiants: The enchanted isles
12 Dec 2019 * Note change to advertised programme
Martin Cook – Looking down instead of up: Morays wildflowers
09 Jan 2020 * Note change to advertised programme
Ian Thomson - Fighting raptor persecution
13 Feb 2020
AGM & Members’ Night
More dates to be added shortly.
Representative of the branch on SOC Council:
Richard Somers Cocks
Alastair Young, Melvin Morrison, Martin Cook and Richard Somers Cocks
Moray & Nairn recorder:
Talks and outings reminders:
Members who've consented to Local Branch news and events e-communications from SOC, are sent 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. A similar reminder service operates for outings. If you don’t already receive these alerts and would like to, please make sure you've completed a Mailing List Consent Form to allow the Club to contact you. If you've already completed a form, check your junk/spam/clutter folders to make sure our emails aren't landing there. Still nothing? Contact Headquarters as we may not have a correct or up to date email address on file for you.
Birds in Moray and Nairn www.birdsinmorayandnairn.org is a comprehensive website operated by Martin. The site includes details of the latest sightings, forthcoming survey work (and how to get involved), branch meetings and outings, as well as giving users the option to view or print the latest and previous editions of the Moray & Nairn bird report – for free!
Beginners Birdwatching courses:
Bird recording in this area
The Breeding Birds of North-East Scotland
Click here to read about this atlas, which covers Moray, Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City.