2019-2020 Syllabus

Our group has a selection of meetings and trips throughout the season, which runs from September through to May/June each year.

Our Indoor Meetings [IM] are held on Friday nights in the Argyle Centre, Campbell Avenue, Saltcoats. The Centre sits behind Caledonia Primary School and is across the road from St Cuthbert's Church and the 2 sets of 'high flats'. Click the map below for the Argyle Centre's location. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. For outdoor adventures, our Field Trips [FT] are great social events where you can meet like-minded folk, and many of the trips are local and ideal for identifying common birdlife, whilst others are further afield and may include some overnight stays. We encourage car sharing where possible – details at our indoor meetings.



Friday 13 September
[IM] Rick Taylor – South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project

Saturday 14 September
[FT] Fairlie Bay & Hunterston Area

Friday 11 October
[IM] Jenny Stark – Community of Arran Seabed Trust (COAST)

Saturday 19 October
[FT] Musselburgh & Aberlady

Friday 8 November
[IM] Liz Leyden – Wildlife of the Danube Delta

Sunday 17 November
[FT] WWT Caerlaverock

Friday 13 December
[IM] Christmas Party – Members’ Presentation with buffet, drinks and quizzes


Thursday 2 January
[FT] Saltcoats Harbour & Soup at Susan’s

Friday 10 January
[IM] David Nairn – Clyde Porpoise Project

Friday 14 February
[IM] Angus Hogg – Ayrshire's Secret Coast

Sunday 23 February

[FT] RSPB Scotland Lochwinnoch

Friday 13 March
[IM] Dan Snowdon – Dynamic Management at RSPB Scotland Lochwinnoch

Please note all upcoming meetings and trips have been cancelled in light of current climes. We hope to return at the beginning of a new season in September and will be keeping an eye on the unprecedented situation we all face together, so we will keep you updated closer to the time.

Sunday 22 March
[FT] Ardmore Point, near Helensburgh

Friday 17 April (please note in the printed syllabus there is an error, in that it says 10 April)
[IM] AGM & Andy Shand – Amazing Birds 

Saturday 18 April
[FT] Arran

Saturday 9 May
[FT] RSPB Scotland Wood of Cree

Sunday 7 June
[FT] Mabie Forest & Nightjar Hunt