You can find out about our Orkney branch below.
With the ongoing uncertainty on when face-to-face indoor meetings will be able to resume, due to Covid-19, SOC branches will continue with virtual meetings, via Zoom, until April 2022. This is in order to ensure the safety of our members and speakers, and to allow us to plan an online programme of talks that we can be confident of delivering, regardless of where things might stand in relation to the pandemic.
For instructions on how to use Zoom, please click here.
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.
The following days at 7.30pm:
Tue 07 Dec Darrell Stevens – Peatland restoration and Forsinard Reserve
Tue 11 Jan Colin Leslie - Birds and other wildlife of Scotland’s forests
Tue 01 Feb Hywel Maggs - Cranes breeding in Scotland
Tue 01 Mar Sara Frost - The wildlife of St Kilda and the Scottish Hebrides, followed by a short AGM
Thu 14 Apr Kate Clarke - Speyside wader survey
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)
No outings are planned.
Secretary, Treasurer, Vice-chair and representative of the branch on SOC Council:
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.
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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.