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  • Scotland's Bird Club

    Orkney

    Headquarters

You can find out about our Orkney branch below. 

  • Talks

    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 the end of our 2020/21 winter talks programme in April 2021, 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 will be running some virtual meetings, via Zoom, and we hope that you will be able to join us.

    An invitation with a link to the Zoom meeting will be sent out a few days before the event via email.  To receive this notice, please ensure that you are on the appropriate mailing list held by HQ.  If you are unsure, you can check your mailing list preferences by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or if you know you do not receive branch notices but would like to, you can sign up here (please note these will only be sent to SOC members).

    For instructions on how to use Zoom, please click here.

    When:

    Orkney branch talks are normally held on Thursdays, but while Covid-19 restrictions remain, the branch will hold virtual meetings in conjunction with Highland and Caithness branches, who normally meet on Tuesdays and Wednesdays respectively.   Meetings will therefore be held on varying days of the week until indoor sessions resume.

    On the following days at 7.30pm: 

    Thu 5 Nov 2020     David Jardine - Three craws sat upon a wall: Choughs of Colonsay

    Tue 1 Dec 2020     Bob Swann - Chasting Scotland's Dragons, followed by Saving Branta

    Wed 6 Jan 2021     Al McNee - Scottish Birding 400

    Thu 4 Feb 2021      Speaker to be announced

    Tue 2 Mar 2021       Speaker to be announced

    Contact:

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    01856 751482

    Venue:

    Once indoor meetings resume, they will be held at St Magnus Centre, Kirkwall, KW15 1PA (click here for a map of the venue and surrounding area)

  • Outings

    No outings planned

    Contact:

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    Tel: 01856 751482, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Branch Commitee

    Chair:

    Colin Corse

    Secretary, Treasurer, Vice-chair and representative of the branch on SOC Council:

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    Orkney recorder:

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  • Other Information

    Talks 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. 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.

    Social media:

    Facebook: Type ‘Orkney Birding’ in the search bar

    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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SOC brings together like-minded individuals with a passion for birds, nature and conservation through a programme of talks, outings, conferences and via the Club’s quarterly journal, Scottish Birds.