Events

Unless otherwise specified, you do not need to be a member of the RSPB (or the local group) to join us on our events, and birdwatching experience is not necessary. If you have any questions please call the contact number shown with the event details.

Field trips take place on Sundays and midweek and are suitable for all ages whether you're an experienced birder or just learning. There is no charge. Please bring warm and waterproof clothing, stout footwear and suitable refreshments, as well as binoculars if you have them.
In the event of bad weather, contact the leader or one of the organisers to confirm that it is going ahead. If you intend to leave before the end, make sure the leader knows.

Indoor Meetings usually last 2-2 hours with a short break mid way for refreshments and networking with like minded people.

July 2019

Sun
14

Glen Girnock - Warblers, whinchats and redstarts

Location: Meeting at the Ballater Station Square car park at 9.30am (car share required from here)
(AB35 5RB; NO 369 959)

P92 Birding Guide to North-East Scotland
Latitude/longitude: 57.049936,-3.040751 (Google map)

Leader - Penny Hartley

This time we're in upper Deeside to see if we can find some of our summer visitors.

Time: 9:30 am

Price: Free

E-mail: hartleysunlimited@btopenworld.com

Thu
25

Fowlsheugh - Puffins and chips

Location: Meet at Fowlsheugh car park, Crawton at 6.30pm
(AB39 2TP; NO 879 799)

P64 - Birding Guide to North-East Scotland
Latitude/longitude: 56.911250,-2.200337 (Google map)

Leader - Rob Leslie

A evening walk along the seabird city that is Fowlsheugh, thousands of seabirds and all the sights, sounds and smells that comes with them.
Followed by a trip to the seafront in Stonehaven for a fish and chip supper at the The Bay.

Time: 6.30 pm

Price: Free (except for the meal!)

Telephone: 07887 630618

August 2019

Sun
18

Ythan Estuary - Returning waders

Location: Meet at the Beach road car park at 10 am
(AB41 6BY; NK002 247)

P37 - Birding Guide to North-East Scotland
Latitude/longitude: 57.313137,-1.998059 (Google map)

Leader - Tony Hilton

Back to the Ythan hopefully get some returning waders from their summer breeding grounds and a chance to see our King eider back for his summer residency.

Time: 10 am

Price: Free

Telephone: 07979355471

E-mail: tonichilton@btinternet.com

Tue
27

Girdleness and Nigg Bay - early autumn migrants and seabirds

Location: Meet at 10 am at the Greyhope bay car park
(AB11 8QX; NJ 970 055)

P20 - Birding Guide to North-East Scotland
Latitude/longitude: 57.140197,-2.053491 (Google map)

Leader - Mark Sullivan

A mid week wander round the ever changing Girdleness area.

Time: 10 am

Price: Free

Telephone: 01224861446

E-mail: geolbird_abz@btinternet.com

September 2019

Sun
15

Montrose Basin - Waders, geese and ducks

Location: Meet at 10 am at the SWT Visitor Centre
(DD10 9TA; NO 702 564)

Latitude/longitude: 56.698915,-2.489816 (Google map)

Leader - David White

Heading south this time for an autumnal scan of the wonderful Montrose basin - perhaps some late Ospreys feeding up for the long flight south or something interesting passing through on their way south. With the return of the geese to the basin keep your eyes peeled for a passing White tailed eagle.

Time: 10 am

Price: Free (except for access to the SWT centre if not a SWT member)

Telephone: 07733 288237

Thu
26

Kinneff Old Church and coast - Migrant hunt

Location: Meet at the Kinneff Old Church car park at 10 am
(approx. DD10 0TJ; NO 855 749)

P66 - Birding Guide to North-East Scotland
Latitude/longitude: 56.865181,-2.239361 (Google map)

Leader - Mark Sullivan

It's another visit back to what can be a very productive migrant hotspot, we had a Reed warbler there last time!

Time: 10 am

Price: Free

Telephone: 01224861446

E-mail: geolbird_abz@btinternet.com