The Manx Ornithological Society welcomes birdwatchers of all ages to its meetings held at the Union Mills Methodist Church at 7:30pm and at different outdoor venues in the summer.
The Society publishes ‘Peregrine‘, which includes the annual Manx Bird Report and takes part in national bird census and survey work. The annual subscription of £5 is due on 1st December (school children free).
The Secretary is Anne Kaye, Cronk-ny-Ollee, Glen Chass, Port St Mary, Isle of Man IM9 5PL. Tel: 01624 834015.
The Treasurer and Membership Secretary is Richard Norris, Lhie ny Greiney, Surby Road, Surby, Port Erin, IM9 6TD, Tel. 01624-834104, email richardnorrisiom[AT]gmail.com. When emailing, replace the ‘[AT]‘ by ‘@’.
A revised Constitution of the Manx Ornithological Society was adopted at a Special General Meeting and can be downloaded from here.
M.O.S. Programme 2012 / 2013
|Tue. April 3rd||Lunch at Glen Helen Inn. Preceded by optional easy bird walk. Details from Anne Kaye|
|Sat. April 28th||Behind the Scenes. Kate Hawkins at the Manx Museum. Meet at 2pm.|
|Mon. May 7th||Calf of Man Trip. Depart Port St Mary Inner Harbour at 9:30am. Leader: Anne Kaye.|
|Sat. May 12th||Dawn Chorus at Silverdale at 4:30am. Leader: Pat Cullen|
|Thu. June 14th||Boat trip round South Coast. Meet Port St Mary Breakwater at 6:15pm. Leader: Anne Kaye.|
|Tue. June 26th||Boat trip round South Coast. Meet Port St Mary Breakwater at 6:15pm. Leader: Anne Kaye.|
|Tue. Jul. 10th||Boat trip in Pegasus. Meet at Peel Breakwater at 6pm.|
|Thu. July 26th||Pelagic Trip in Gemini. Meet at Port St Mary Breakwater at 6pm. Leader: Chris Sharpe.|
|Sat. Aug. 18th||Walk on the Ayres. Meet at Rue Point (Grid Ref. 407033) at 2pm. Leader: Erica Spencer|
|Mon. Sept. 17th||Bird Watching on Langness. Meet at Car Park (Grid Ref. 284659) at 10am. Leader: Chris Sharpe.|
|Tue. Oct. 2nd||T.K.M.L. James Robinson, Director RSPB Northern Ireland – Bird Watching in the Falkland Islands.|
|Tue. Nov. 6th||Jenny – Wildlife at the MSPCA.|
|Tue. Dec. 4th||Christmas Social & Quiz at Peel Golf Club at 7:30pm.|
|Tue. Jan. 8th||James Lennard, RSPB – Buzzard Study|
|Tue. Feb. 5th||James Robinson – Ted Kerruish Memorial Lecture on “Bird Watching in the Falkland Islands” (postponed from last October)|
|Tue. Mar. 5th||AGM and Chairman’s/President’s Evening.|
All trips are weather permitting. Boat trips must be pre-booked with Anne Kaye.
It is hoped that details of a Guided Walk at the Gravel Pits may be available at the March 2013 meeting.
Manx Ornithological Society – 2012 AGM
The 2012 AGM took place on 7 February 2012. Richard Selman and Pat Cullen were re-elected as Chairman and President respectively. Kevin Scott stood down from the committee after more than 20 years service, and was warmly thanked by the Secretary. The other members of the committee were all re-elected. After the formal business, Pat Cullen gave a well-received illustrated talk on a recent trip to Luxembourg and Denmark.