Welcome to the website of the NIOC. 

We organise a programme of lectures and birdwatching fieldtrips, both local and further afield. Why not come along and join us.

WONIBP 2017 - Winning Image Advanced Section - Little Grebe by James O'Neill

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It is with much regret that I inform the club of the sudden death of our committee member Julian Greenwood. Julian has been a stalwart of the BTO here in Northern Ireland for a long number of years. When he retired a couple of years ago he threw himself into the NIOC, joining the committee and leading a couple of field trips locally and abroad, notably Lac du Der in 2015 when Julian led 17 members on a memorable trip. I'm sure I speak for all our members in stating that Julian was a true gentleman, husband and father. An enthusiastic environmentalist he will be greatly missed by all of us in the NIOC and his passing is a sad loss for conservation. We send our deepest condolences to Mary and family.

Garry Wilkinson, Club Chairman


LECTURES 2016/17 Programme.

FIELDTRIPS 2016/17 Programme.

NEW ARTICLE - "Hello Bottles" Trip Report - The Gambia

NEW ARTICLE - Club Trip to Norfolk - October 2016


Photo Competition - Winners Gallery 2017


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