Lanarkshire RSPB Group


This is your nearest RSPB Local Group to Baron’s Haugh. Why not join us, usually on the 3rd Thurs. evening in each month? We are a very open, friendly group and are all in the business of learning more about birds and enjoying ourselves in the process.


Our evening usually starts with a free-for all, with everyone chipping in whatever interesting things they have seen. There is a main speaker – the topics varying throughout the year. A sociable cup of tea is then followed by questions to the speaker and we often finish the evening with a very basic look at some images of species that we are possibly going to be watching locally.


There is a series of Sun. day-trips (following each Thurs.) by car or sometimes bus to good birding areas. Once a year we extend this to a weekend away. Our members have many varied interests including photography, rarity-finding, conservation work and work on specific species. To be honest though, most folk just enjoy the company.


The venue is Motherwell South Parish Church, Adele St., Motherwell, and our programme is given below. Drop in and see us – share your experiences and thoughts about birds and other wildlife with us - you will be made very welcome.


For further particulars re membership etc – phone Jim Lynch on 0141 583 1044



Indoor meetings                                                                          Sunday Outings

2019                                                                                               2019

19 Sept. Hayley Douglas – “Tag and Track”                                     22 Sept. Crammond/Hound Point

17 Oct.  J. Newton – “Namibia Road Trip”                                      19 Oct.  Upper Forth Estuary(Sat.)

21 Nov.  David Palmar – “Shetland”                                                24 Nov. Falls of Clyde

12 Dec.  Paul Walton – “Birds and Culture”                                     15 Dec.  Musselburgh



2020                                                                                               2020

16 Jan. Richard Sutcliffe – “Butterflies of SW Scotland”          19 Jan. – Ardmore Point

27 Feb. Photographic Competition                                               1 Mar. – Balmore Haughs

26 Mar. Keith Brockie – “Glen of the Lapwing”                         29 Mar. – Coulter Glen

16 April J. Maxwell & L. Stewart – “Lesvos”                             25 April – Loch Lomond(Sat.)

21 May AGM & Members’ Night                                                14-17 May – Inverness Area


17 Sept. First Indoor Meeting                                                       20 Sept. First Sunday Outing