Events

Manx BirdLife and the Manx Ornithological Society work together on many private and public events throughout the year for Friends, Members and supporters as well as open events for the public.

All MOS events are weather dependant. If in doubt, please check with Janet Thompson (07624 428953) before setting out.

  
MOS Event
Tuesday 12th July 2022, 6.00pm-9.00pm
MOS boat trip to Sugarloaf, departing from Outer harbour Port St. Mary at 6.00pm. Limited places; advance booking is essential: please call 428953 or email jthompson@manx.net.
Fully booked
Manx BirdLife Event
Sunday 31st July 2022, 2.30pm-5.30pm
Public event: Afternoon Discovery at the Manx BirdLife Point of Ayre National Reserve led by David Andrews and Neil Morris. Please arrive promptly for a 2.30pm start. Walk starts at the reserve entrance gates adjacent to Wright's Pit North (west end of gravel road, NX461044). Click here for directions, map and footwear advice.
Limited places; advance booking is essential: please email pointofayre@manxbirdlife.im, stating name of principal booker, mobile phone no. in case of cancellation/emergency and number in party.
Fully booked
Manx BirdLife Event
Friday 5th August 2022, 10.00am-1.00pm
Public event: Morning Discovery at the Manx BirdLife Point of Ayre National Reserve led by David Andrews and Neil Morris. Please arrive promptly for a 10.00am start. Walk starts at the reserve entrance gates adjacent to Wright's Pit North (west end of gravel road, NX461044). Click here for directions, map and footwear advice.
Limited places; advance booking is essential: please email pointofayre@manxbirdlife.im, stating name of principal booker, mobile phone no. in case of cancellation/emergency and number in party.
MOS and Manx BirdLife Event
Sunday 7th August 2022, 9.00am-12.00noon
MOS Members Morning Walk at the Manx BirdLife Point of Ayre National Reserve led by David Andrews and Neil Morris. Please arrive promptly for a 9.00am start. Walk starts at the reserve entrance gates adjacent to Wright's Pit North (west end of gravel road, NX461044). Click here for directions, map and footwear advice.
No need for prior booking. MOS members and guests only.
MOS Event
Wednesday 10th August 2022, 6.00pm-9.00pm
MOS 'pelagic' boat trip on the Scraayl, departing from Inner harbour Port St. Mary at 6.00pm. Limited places; advance booking is essential: please call 428953 or email jthompson@manx.net.
Manx BirdLife Event
Thursday 11th August 2022, 5.00pm-8.00pm
Public event: Sunset Discovery at the Manx BirdLife Point of Ayre National Reserve led by David Andrews and Neil Morris. Please arrive promptly for a 5.00pm start. Walk starts at the reserve entrance gates adjacent to Wright's Pit North (west end of gravel road, NX461044). Click here for directions, map and footwear advice.
Limited places; advance booking is essential: please email pointofayre@manxbirdlife.im, stating name of principal booker, mobile phone no. in case of cancellation/emergency and number in party.
MOS Event
TBC August 2022, time TBC
MOS 'pelagic' boat trip on the Gemini, departing from Outer harbour Port St. Mary at (time TBC). Limited places; advance booking is essential: please call 428953 or email jthompson@manx.net.
Fully booked
Manx BirdLife Event
Sunday 21st August 2022, 2.00pm-5.00pm
Public event: Afternoon Discovery at the Manx BirdLife Point of Ayre National Reserve led by David Andrews and Neil Morris. Please arrive promptly for a 2.00pm start. Walk starts at the reserve entrance gates adjacent to Wright's Pit North (west end of gravel road, NX461044). Click here for directions, map and footwear advice.
Limited places; advance booking is essential: please email pointofayre@manxbirdlife.im, stating name of principal booker, mobile phone no. in case of cancellation/emergency and number in party.
Manx BirdLife Event
Thursday 25th August 2022, 10.00am-1.00pm
Public event: Morning Discovery at the Manx BirdLife Point of Ayre National Reserve led by David Andrews and Neil Morris. Please arrive promptly for a 10.00am start. Walk starts at the reserve entrance gates adjacent to Wright's Pit North (west end of gravel road, NX461044). Click here for directions, map and footwear advice.
Limited places; advance booking is essential: please email pointofayre@manxbirdlife.im, stating name of principal booker, mobile phone no. in case of cancellation/emergency and number in party.
MOS Event
TBC September 2022, time TBC
MOS Swan Search. See newsletter for details. Please email sightings to robertkfisher@hotmail.com.
MOS Event
Tuesday 4th October 2022, 7.00pm-9.00pm
An indoor evening presentation by Shaun Gelling, DEFA entitled Upland Management & Birds, at Union Mills Methodist Chapel. Tea, coffee and biscuits from 7.00pm. Presentation starts at 7.30pm. Prior booking not required.
MOS Event
Wednesday 26th October 2022, time TBC
MOS Owl Prowl. Learn how to identify, search for and record Owls, led by Rob Fisher. Limited places; advance booking is essential: please call 428953 or email jthompson@manx.net.
MOS Event
Tuesday 1st November 2022, 7.00pm-9.00pm
An indoor evening presentation by Matt 'The Sparrow' Prior entitled Tree Sparrow Project & more..., at Union Mills Methodist Chapel. Tea, coffee and biscuits from 7.00pm. Presentation starts at 7.30pm. Prior booking not required.
MOS Event
Tuesday 6th December 2022, 7.30pm-10.00pm
MOS Christmas Social & Buffet at Peel Golf Club, from 7.30pm. Advance booking is essential: please call 428953 or email jthompson@manx.net.
MOS Event
Tuesday 3rd January 2023, 7.00pm-9.00pm
An indoor evening presentation TBC
MOS Event
Tuesday 7th February 2023, 7.00pm-9.00pm
An indoor evening presentation by David Bellamy, MWT Agricultural Liaison Officer entitled Working Together: Agri-Environment Scheme progress to date', at Union Mills Methodist Chapel. Tea, coffee and biscuits from 7.00pm. Presentation starts at 7.30pm. Prior booking not required.
MOS Event
Tuesday 7th March 2023, 7.00pm-9.00pm
MOS AGM & Chairman's Evening, with guest speaker David Cole, Manx Wild Bird Aid, at Union Mills Methodist Chapel. Tea, coffee and biscuits from 7.00pm. Presentation starts at 7.30pm. Prior booking not required.