Sections

Ornithology

The Ornithology Section is a long-standing Section, which provides a means for birders to enhance enjoyment of their pastime by expanding their knowledge of the subject, meeting others with similar interests and participating in field activities undertaken by the Section, often in collaboration with international bodies such as the RSPB and the BTO, while increasing the database of knowledge of birds in Jersey. Whilst all members are encouraged to take part in such activities, they are, of course, free to choose whether they do or not. An expert knowledge of ornithology is certainly not a pre-requisite, and the benefits of attending meetings include the opportunity to gain an increasing level of expertise and enjoyment.

Meetings are fortnightly, on Thursday evenings and consist of a roll call of birds seen during the previous two weeks, followed by discussion on topics of interest with occasional slide shows and talks, all taking place in a friendly and informal atmosphere.