Sunday 4 February 2018. Ormsary. Led by Errol Crutchfield (phone 01880 770267. e-mail ). Meet at the Ormsary Estate Office car park (gid ref. NR741724) at 10.00hrs. Please bring your own lunch. The trip will include a walk of 5km on level ground.

Saturday 24 February. 2018. Loch Laich and Port Appin. Led by Mike Harrison (phone 01631 710656, 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.


The spring indoor meeting, will be held on Saturday 3 March 2018 at the Inveraray Inn, Inveraray.

Time Session

0930 Doors open, coffee and tea

0950-1000 Welcome and introduction—Nigel Scriven, Chairman of the Argyll Bird Club

1000-1030 Recent bird sightings and photographs—Jim Dickson, Argyll Bird Recorder

1030-1100 Butterflies and moths of Argyll—Tom Prescott

1100-1130 Coffee/tea

1120-1210 Where can seabird tracking take marine conservation—Peadar O’Connell, Marine Policy Officer, RSPB Scotland

1210-1240 To be confirmed

1240-1400 Lunch (available in the hotel, if required)

1400-1445 Argentina, land of contrasts—Steve Petty

1445-1500 Surveying Woodcocks—David Jardine

1500-1530 Tea/coffee

1530 -1600 BTO surveys and updates—Nigel Scriven

1600-1620 Raffle and closing remarks

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

The autumn 2018 indoor meeting & AGM will be held  at the Cairnbaan Hotel, Cairnbaan (date to be arranged) The programme will be included in the March Eider.


Work has started on ABR 28. Jim is currently looking for good quality photos, in original format, of birds taken in Argyll in 2016 for the report. Please contact Jim if you think you have any that are suitable. We are also looking for folks to help on the editorial side (writing/collating species accounts, proof reading etc.), as Jim will be stepping down as editor in 2018. We hope to have the ABR 28 available at the Spring Meeting in 2018.