Click to download MOS events and membership form
Click to download the MOS events and membership form

The Manx Ornithological Society (MOS, aka Manx Bird Club) welcomes birdwatchers of all ages to its meetings held at the Union Mills Methodist Church (usually from 7.30pm) and at different outdoor venues in the summer.

The Society takes part in national bird census and survey work. It publishes Peregrine, which includes the annual Manx Bird Report.

Constitution

The revised MOS Constitution was adopted at a Special General Meeting of the Manx Ornithological Society on 5th February 2013.

AGM 2017
Dr Richard Selman
Dr Richard Selman

The 2017 Annual General Meeting took place on 7th March 2017.

Pat Cullen was reconfirmed as President, and the Officers and other committee members were re-elected together with Andrew Johnston as a new member.

The committee therefore now comprises:

  • Chairman: Dr Richard Selman
  • Vice-Chairman: Anne C. Kaye
  • Secretary: Janet Thompson
  • Treasurer: Richard Norris
  • Committee members: Garry Curtis, Andrew Johnston, Chris Lo Bao, Allen S. Moore, Neil G. Morris, Mark Pidgeon, Chris M. Sharpe and Dr John P. Thorpe
Janet Thompson
Janet Thompson
Richard Norris
Richard Norris
Membership and key contacts

The Society’s Secretary is Janet Thompson.

Membership is £5 per annum, though for school children it’s free.

Subscriptions are due each year on 1st January, payable to the Treasurer and Membership Secretary, Richard Norris.

MOS links

The MOS has long-standing close links with Manx BirdLife and has recently become a sponsor of Manx BirdLife’s Garden Birdwatch scheme.

The Society also has links to other organisations:

  • LIPU UK
    LIPU UK

    Andalucia Bird Society: a mainly English-speaking society for anyone with an interest in birding or wildlife in general in Andalucia, Spain.

  • LIPU-UK: founded in 1989 and since then has been successful in supporting LIPU, the Italian League for Bird Protection, BirdLife’s partner in Italy. The Manx Ornithological Society regularly supports their efforts to protect ‘our’ migrants and other birds in Italy.
Events

Please book by emailing Janet Thompson: jthompson | at | manx | dot | net

2017Event details
13-AprBirdwatching on Langness. Meet at car park (Grid Ref: 284659) 10.00am. Followed by light lunch at Castletown Golf Links Cafe 12.30pm. Lunch bookings to Janet by 06 April
27-AprBoat Trip, Calf of Man. Depart Port St. Mary 10am. Return 3pm approx. Leader: Anne Kaye
06-07 MayOvernight trip to Calf of Man. Possible observation of ringing of spring migrants. Depart 10am on 6th, return 12 noon on 7th approx. Leader: N/A. **Small group hence early booking essential
14-MayDawn Chorus Walk at Ballachurry Wetlands Reserve, Rushen (Grid Ref: SC210695). Meet 5.00 am. Leaders: Neil Morris/Garry Curtis
27-MayBoat Trip, Calf of Man. Depart 10.00 am Port St. Mary, return 2.30pm approx. Leader: Neil Morris
20-JunBoat Trip, Sugarloaf. Depart 6.30pm Port St. Mary, return 9pm approx. Leader: Anne Kaye
24-25 JunOvernight trip to Calf of Man. Possible observation of Shearwater ringing. Depart 10am Port St. Mary on 24th, return 25th at 2pm approx. Leader: N/A. **Small group, hence early booking essential
04-JulBoat Trip, Sugarloaf. Depart 6.30pm Port St. Mary, return 9pm approx. Leader: Anne Kaye
26-JulEvening Birdwatching at the Cronk-y-Bing. Meet 7pm (public car park NX378016). Leader: Mark Fitzpatrick
Tbc JulBird ringing demonstration. Details to be advised. Leader: Mark Fitzpatrick/Sean Gray
10-AugPelagic Trip on Gemini/Scraayl. Depart 6pm Port St. Mary, return 9pm approx.
05-SepCANCELLED: ‘Swift Conservation’ by Edward Mayer (Action for Swifts UK). Indoor meeting, venue tbc
16-SepFull day on Calf of Man. Possible observation of ringing of autumn migrants. Depart 8am Port St. Mary, return 6.30pm approx. Leader: N/A
03-OctP.C. Chloe Keegan, Wildlife Crime Officer. Indoor meeting - Union Mills Methodist Church from 7.30pm. Talk with questions & answers
05-NovAyres Gravel Pits (Grid Ref: NX465045). Meet at 10am. Leaders: Stephen Smyth & Sean Gray
07-NovNeil Morris, ‘Manx BirdLife: The Inside Story’. Indoor meeting - Union Mills Methodist Church from 7.30pm.
05-DecChristmas Social & Buffet. Peel Golf Club from 7.30pm. Names to Janet by 1st Dec.
2018Event details
09-Jan‘Seabird Tracking & Conservation’ by Dr Jodie Crane, Behavioural Ecologist. Indoor meeting - Union Mills Methodist Church from 7.30pm.
06-FebMembers’ Evening: Shelly & Chris Kirkpatrick ‘Bird Images – Home & Away’; Chris Blyth ‘Wildlife in Hawaii & Alaska’. Indoor meeting - Union Mills Methodist Church from 7.30pm.
06-MarAGM and Chairman’'s Evening. Indoor meeting - Union Mills Methodist Church from 7.30pm.

 

 

 


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