Field Trip Programme

Saturday 29th April


A trip to the sound of Gigha involving 3 ferry crossings each way. As well as birding from the ferries we will check out a couple of sites on the way to Tayinloan before crossing to Gigha for a lunch at the Gigha Hotel.

We expect to see plenty of Divers, Grebes and Sea Ducks as well as many others species during this outing.

Meet Guildford Square 08.00 – leader Viv Shelley (503475; mobile 07860 184821).

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Leader Billy Shields (504931).

For more details contact Billy.

Sunday 11th June

Pelagic using ‘Big Blue’

A trip on yacht Big Blue to explore the bird life in the waters around Bute. Numbers strictly limited so book a place now.

Meet Rothesay Harbour 10.00 – leader Viv Shelley (503475; mobile 07860 184821).

Saturday 29th July

RSPB Loch Lomond Reserve

Paula Baker, RSPB Site Manager will show us round this recent acquisition by the RSPB on the southern shore of Loch Lomond.

Meet Guildford Square for 08.00 ferry – leader Ron Forrester (505352).


Tuesday 22nd August

Owl evening

We are going out in the evening to look for owls.

Meet Guildford Square 20.00 – leader Liz McKirdy 504687; mobile 07985 771542).

Saturday 30th September

East Lothian or Fife

A trip to the east coast in search of scarce migrants that turn up in this area at this time of year.

Meet Rothesay Harbour for 08.00 ferry.

A decision will be taken nearer the time on whether we are going to either East Lothian or Fife. – leaders Ron Forrester (505352) and Dougie Menzies (505732; mobile 07818 093893).


For all but the ‘owl evening’ it is essential that you contact the leader in advance to arrange car sharing or a place on ‘Big Blue’.