Our exciting programme of meetings and lectures for 2016/2017 is set out below. A small charge of £1 for members and £3 for non-members will be payable at each meeting. All meetings will be held in the Ulster Museum, Stranmillis Road, Belfast starting promptly at 7.30 pm.  See you there.

Puffin: Photo taken by Allen Gillespie on Great Saltee



5 October 2016







Mary Montague - How birdsong is shaped by nits environment



26 October 2016



A Great Mongolian Adventure


Charlotte Moore - Horse riding through the Mongolian Steppes and Altai Mountains ending at the Golden Eagle Festival at Sagsai.


9 November 2016



Brazil, Land of the Jaguar


Jeff Larkin - Jeff and his wife Heather return to give us an account of one of their enviable trips.


23 November 2016



Managing Habitat for Black Grouse Conservation


Simon McLaughlin - Reserve Manager at RSPB Corrimony Reserve near Cannich in Inverness-Shire, situated between the Great Glen and Glen Affric.

7 December 2016



The Ultimate Bucket List



Keith Betton - 20 birds to see before you die.



11 January 2017



Raptors in Northern Ireland - a Status Update


Eimar Rooney - Raptor Officer with the NI Raptor Study Group, her talk will focus on population loss, persecution and recovery.

25 January 2017

Annual General Meeting/Account of 2016 NIOC trips to Spain


Nigel Moore will relive the club trips to Alicante & Valencia in February and Extremadura & the Gredos Mountains in May



8 February 2017



Burns and Birds



Chris Rollie - Chris from RSPB in Dumfries and Galloway, is an authority on both Burns and birds.


22 February 2017


Sam Penney Memorial Lecture. The Birds of Bowbeck in Suffolk



David Tomlinson - This yearís photographic competition judge, David Tomlinson, shares the birds of his local patch of Bowbeck in arable Suffolk.



8 March 2017


Wildlife Photography in Bulgaria


Tom Ennis - On photographic trips in May and June 2015 to Bulgaria, Tom, our President, found a rich and abundant wildlife in wonderful unspoilt countryside.


22 March 2017



Annual Photographic Meeting - Work of the NI Bird Photographers No.44



Judge David Tomlinson - Northern Irelandís best Bird Photographers never fail to amaze and delight photographers and non- photographers alike









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