Bird Group

New Issue of Recording Now

The latest issue of the Island’s wildlife recording newsletter ‘Recording Now’ is now available here

International Bat Weekend 2021 – event

The IW Bat Group and IW Bat Hospital are running an event to help celebrate International Bat Weekend 2021 were you can find out more about the Island’s bat species and hopefully get to track bats on the wing using detectors.

The event takes place on the evening of Saturday 28th August.

This is a free event, however booking is essential.

Find out more here

New Date – IWNHAS Annual General Meeting

Our AGM will take place on Saturday 14th August at 14.00 hrs, at Arreton Community Centre.

You will have already received the papers. Please come along and support us if you feel comfortable to do so. We would encourage the use of face masks and we will have the windows open for good circulation. We hope to see you there.

Moth trapping meeting -new date

The new date and time for June’s postponed Entomology Group moth trapping meeting is Monday 19th July at 21:30hrs.

All other details remain as per the programme re: venue and booking.

Leader: Selena Bone 298073

AGM Postponed

Due to current guidance, our AGM will have to be postponed yet again!

Do keep a look out for a new date to be arranged as soon as conditions allow.

Thankyou for your forebearance.

Postponed – Moth trapping meeting, Friday 18th June

Owing to a poor weather forecast for this coming Friday 18th June, the evening Moth Trapping Meeting is being postponed.

The meeting will be rescheduled with a new date TBC.

Please pass this on to anybody you know who may have been thinking of coming along.

Latest Issue of ‘Recording Now’

The latest issue of our species recording newsletter ‘Recording Now’ can be viewed here

Bird meeting at Golden Hill Country Park on 16th May 2021

As part of the 50th anniversary of Golden Hill Country Park the Society was asked to conduct surveys during 2020. This could not go ahead because of the Covid 19 pandemic so we decided to conduct the bird meeting now. The Country Park obtained some lottery funding and have provided a directions board in the car park and we followed the wildlife walk. Half of the park is taken up with tree cover with the rest as open spaces. As the weather forecast was for heavy rain only five people attended. The birds were mainly in the tree cover or shrubs as they are busy raising young at this time so it was mainly an exercise in identifying bird song. Three species of warblers were identified, Chiffchaff (the most numerous), Blackcap and Common Whitethroat. Robin, Blackbird, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Wren, Dunnock, Magpie and Song Thrush were the representative resident birds. Three Jays were about and a Great Spotted Woodpecker was heard. 20 species were recorded. Jackie Hart

IWNHAS e-bulletin May out now

Read all the latest news and updates from the IWNHAS here

AGM – Change of Date

We were hoping to hold this on 8th May, as given in the recent Programme, but unfortunately, due to current restrictions, it is not going to be possible to hold it on that day. Therefore we are proposing a new date of Saturday 3rd July at 14.00 hrs at Arreton Community Centre. Please make a note of this new date. Everyone will be sent the relevant papers by post well in advance of the meeting.