You can find out about our Moray branch below.
While social distancing remains in place due to Covid-19, SOC Council has decided that all face-to-face indoor branch meetings should be postponed until at least the end of 2020 when the situation will be reviewed. This is in order to ensure the safety of our members and speakers.
However, we are pleased to announce that the branch is hoping to run some virtual meetings, via Zoom, and we hope that you will be able to join us.
For instructions on how to use Zoom, please click here.
Thu 12 Nov 2020
Richard Somers Cocks - Colour-ringed Sandwich Tern: Summer 2020 on Findhorn beach, and Martin Cook - 2020: The highlights so far
Further dates and speakers will be announced here in due course.
Once indoor meetings resume, they will be held at Elgin Museum Hall, 1 High Street, Elgin, IV30 1EQ (click here for a map of the venue and surrounding location).
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!
No outings are currently planned, due to Covid-19 restrictions. Updates will be provided here in due course.
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!
Minutes from the 2020 Moray Branch AGM
Click here to download a copy of the minutes from the recent Moray Branch AGM.
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.