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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’
2019 Machrihanish Seabird Observatory – annual report is now available – see under ‘Publications’
FORTHCOMING FIELD TRIPS AND MEETINGS – Update 13/9/20:
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.
FIELD TRIPS 2020
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will be no field trips in September. We were hoping to resume outdoor meetings in October as a trial, using a Covid-19 friendly format and provisional arrangements were made to hold a field trip around Loch Gilp and the Add Estuary on 31st October. However, the current situation and Scottish Government guidance has meant that we have put this trip on hold. Those members who had expressed an interest in the October field trip will be kept up to date by email.
Please bear in mind that the situation can change quickly, so please check this page for updates.
INDOOR MEETINGS 2020 – 2021
Autumn meeting and AGM. Saturday 7 November 2020. This meeting has been cancelled due to Covid-19. The AGM has been moved to the spring meeting.
Spring meeting and AGM. Saturday 6 March 2021. To be held at the Cairnbaan Hotel (www.cairnbaan.com), near Lochgilphead (phone ). Lunches will be available in the hotel. The programme will be given in the December Eider. Please see the club website for up-dates.
Raffle Prizes. Donations of raffle prizes for indoor meetings are always welcome.
FUNDING FOR BIRD CONSERVATION PROJECTS IN ARGYLL
The ABC is willing to fund or part fund worthwhile bird conservation projects in Argyll. For example, help was given towards the costs of field work for the recent Seabird Monitoring Programme (seabird counts 2015-2019). More recently the club has helped to fund the provision of nest boxes for Grey Wagtails and Dippers in Kintyre. Applications for funding should be submitted to the Secretary – .