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ARGYLL BIRD REPORT Volume 30  – with Systematic List for the year 2018. This report is now available as a full colour PDF only
– see under ‘Publications’
2018 Machrihanish Seabird Observatory – annual report is now available – see under ‘Publications’


If there is a chance that adverse weather might lead to the cancellation of a field trip, please check this page of the website or contact the organiser the night before or in good time prior to setting off. Please wear suitable footwear and bring waterproof clothing if rain is forecast.

Saturday 28 September. Benmore Gardens and surrounding area (Cowal). Led by Alistair McGregor (mobile phone e-mail . Meet in the Benmore Gardens Car Park (grid ref. NS142866) at 10.00hrs. Please bring your own lunch. Members of the Royal Botanical Garden Edinburgh are admitted free. Entrance fees for non-members are £6.30 for adults and £5.40 for concessions. The trip will include a walk of 2-3km on paths.

Saturday 26 October. Loch Laich and Lismore. Led by David Jardine (phone . e-mail . Meet at the Appin Village Hall car park on the A828 (grid ref. NM938459) at 10.00hrs. Please bring your own lunch. This trip will include walks of 3km and 2km on roads, tracks and paths with mostly gentle gradients.

Saturday 30 November. Loch Gilp and Add Estuary. Led by Jim Dickson (phone . e-mail . Meet at 10.00hrs in Lochgilphead at the Corran Car Park, opposite the caravan park, on the A83, close to the roundabout (A83/A816) at the western end of the town. Please bring your own lunch. The trip will include several short walks (each 300m maximum) on level ground.


Autumn Meeting and AGM 2019. Saturday 2 November at the Cairnbaan Hotel (, near Lochgilphead (phone 01546 603668). Lunches will be available in the hotel. The programme will appear in the September issue of the Eider.

Spring Meeting – Saturday 14th March 2020. This will be held at the Burgh Hall, Dunoon ( The programme will be given in the December Eider.

Raffle Prizes. Donations of raffle prizes for indoor meetings are always welcome.