Welcome

Welcome to the website for the North Ayrshire RSPB Local Group.

Inside you will find information about our meetings and outdoor trips, along with copies of our Newsletter (dating back to 2004!) and information about our highly successful "Showing People Seabirds" project on the Firth of Clyde.

The RSPB is saving threatened birds and wildlife across the UK and overseas. With your support, we are creating a world richer in nature.

 

Duncan Watt

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of past group leader Duncan Watt on Sunday 28th August.

Duncan was a driving force for the group for over 30 years and he will be sorely missed by the friends he made during his time as leader. He will also be missed in the wider community for his artistic achievements. Most of all, Duncan leaves a lasting legacy in nature conservation and education. We pass our deepest sympathies on to his wife Liz and family.

Nature's Home @ Eglinton

This is a year of celebration, because as well as being the 40th Anniversary of the North Ayrshire RSPB Local Group this is also Eglinton Country Park’s 30th Anniversary, so we agreed to a joint venture.

What do we celebrate? Nature’s Home, of course!

Eglinton Park is a rich example of the Ranger Service in action for nature conservation and education, which is why the RSPB is delighted to partner with them in the bioblitz event. Supervised by scientists, this will not be a day of passive entertainment, but one of ecological discovery and recording, from lichens and micro-invertebrates to trees, and, of course, birds. Results will be collated at our specially set up Bio-lab.

Coming This Autumn

As we trudge through a wet and underwhelming summer season we look ahead to the start of the new season. A season packed with special guests and events as we celebrate 40 years of the North Ayrshire RSPB Group and a season that brings a new group leader, Andy Shand. We hope you can all join us at some point throughout the year to celebrate and congratulate!
 

We Are On Twitter!

As we approach our group's 40th birthday and finalise all the special plans for the upcoming season, we thought this would be a good time to expand our presence online through social media. Many know we already have a Facebook page and a Flickr group where people can interact and share with us. And now we are on Twitter! Join us - tweet tweet!
 
@rspbnorthayr
 

Chairman's Message from Duncan Watt

The past year has been successful and we remain financially sound, thanks to Susan’s careful stewardship. While John’s planning of talks produced a wide variety of talks and speakers.
 
“Giving Nature a Home” was the theme and Hayley Douglas, Ranger at Clyde Muirshiel stole the season with her track-cam videos of badgers, otters and other fauna. I am very concerned, therefore, about the dwindling Renfrewshire Council support of the Ranger Service there.
 

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