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.

2020-21 
MOS event
Tuesday 6th Oct 2020
An indoor evening presentation by Glen Geeves, IOM DEFA Sea Fisheries Officer, at Union Mills Methodist Church Hall. Tea, coffee and biscuits from 7.00pm. Presentation starts at 7.30pm.
MOS event
Tuesday 3rd Nov 2020
An indoor evening presentation by Leigh Morris, Chief Executive Officer of Manx Wildlife Trust, at Union Mills Methodist Church Hall. Tea, coffee and biscuits from 7.00pm. Presentation starts at 7.30pm.
MOS event
Tuesday 1st Dec 2020
Christmas Social & Buffet at Peel Golf Club from 7.30pm. Contact Janet Thompson (MOS Social Secretary) for tickets, £10 per person.
MOS event
Tuesday 5th Jan 2021
Evening meeting cancelled due to IOM Covid restrictions.
MOS event
Tuesday 2nd Feb 2021
Evening meeting cancelled due to IOM Covid restrictions.
MOS and MEBs event
Sunday 28th Feb 2021
Visit postponed following IOM Gov. Covid announcement.
MOS event
Tuesday 2nd Mar 2021
AGM postponed. A new date for the AGM will be advised ASAP.
MOS and MEBs event
Sunday 7th Mar 2021
VISIT POSTPONED to 25th April, following IOM Gov. Covid 21-day lockdown announcement.
MOS event
Date tbc
AGM including Chairman's address and presentation by Neil G. Morris, Managing Director of Manx BirdLife, entitled "Birdwatching in the Land of the Bible: Israel, March 2018". At Union Mills Methodist Church Hall. Tea, coffee and biscuits from 7.00pm. Presentations start at 7.30pm.
MOS and MEBs* event
Sunday 25th Apr 2021
Visit to Manx BirdLife Point of Ayre National Reserve led by David Andrews/Neil Morris. Meet 0900 at the reserve entrance gates adjacent to Wright's Pit North (west end of gravel road at NX462044). Click here for map and directions.
All welcome. No need to book in advance. Please arrive promptly for 0900.
* MEBs = Manx Early Birders group
Manx BirdLife event
Saturday 1st May 2021
Friends of Manx BirdLife morning visit to the Manx BirdLife Point of Ayre National Reserve, 0900-approx. 1200.
Meet 0900 at the reserve entrance gates adjacent to Wright's Pit North (west end of gravel road, NX462044). Click here for directions, map and footwear advice.
Booking essential (enquiries@manxbirdlife.im).
Please arrive promptly for 0900. Led by David Andrews (Reserve Manager, Manx BirdLife) and Neil G. Morris (Managing Director, Manx BirdLife).
Manx BirdLife event
Monday 3rd May 2021
International Dawn Chorus Day early morning guided walk around the Manx BirdLife Point of Ayre National Reserve, 0500-approx. 0800.
Meet 0500 (yes, 5am!) at the reserve entrance gates adjacent to Wright's Pit North (west end of gravel road, NX462044). Click here for directions, map and footwear advice..
Booking essential (enquiries@manxbirdlife.im). Under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Please arrive promptly for 0500.
Led by David Andrews (Reserve Manager, Manx BirdLife) and Neil G. Morris (Managing Director, Manx BirdLife).
Manx BirdLife event
Saturday 8th May 2021
World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD2021) Families and Young People’s Activity Day, with sessions from 1000-1200 & 1400-1600.
Meet 1000 or 1400 at the reserve entrance gates adjacent to Wright's Pit North (west end of gravel road, NX462044). Click here for directions, map and footwear advice.
Booking essential (education@manxbirdlife.im). Under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Please arrive promptly for your session.
Led by Michelle Storton (Education Manager, Manx BirdLife) and David Andrews (Reserve Manager, Manx BirdLife).
Manx BirdLife event
Wednesday 12th May 2021
Friends of Manx BirdLife late afternoon visit to the Manx BirdLife Point of Ayre National Reserve, 1500-approx. 1800.
Meet 1500 at the reserve entrance gates adjacent to Wright's Pit North (west end of gravel road, NX462044). Click here for directions, map and footwear advice.
Booking essential (enquiries@manxbirdlife.im). Please arrive promptly for 1500.
Led by David Andrews (Reserve Manager, Manx BirdLife) and Neil G. Morris (Managing Director, Manx BirdLife).
Manx BirdLife event
Sunday 30th May 2021
Discovery Walks at the Manx BirdLife Point of Ayre National Reserve, with guided tours from 1000-1200 & 1400-1600.
Meet 1000 or 1400 at the reserve entrance gates adjacent to Wright's Pit North (west end of gravel road, NX462044). Click here for directions, map and footwear advice.
Booking essential (enquiries@manxbirdlife.im). Under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Please arrive promptly for your session.
Led by David Andrews (Reserve Manager, Manx BirdLife) and Neil G. Morris (Managing Director, Manx BirdLife).