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As part of the national campaign to promote awareness of the problems of persecution facing Hen Harriers, an event will be held in the Highlands on Sunday 7th August commencing at 1300. The venue is the Base Station, Cairngorm Mountain, Aviemore. Anyone interested in car sharing is asked to meet at the RSPB office, Etive House, Beechwood Park, Inverness, at 1130am. The aim is to celebrate and raise awareness of the plight of this magnificent raptor and find out how we can improve its fortunes in the Scottish Highlands. There will be six guest speakers and a photo opportunity. For more information go to www.henharrierday.org
The Highland Bird Report 2014, published by Highland Branch of the SOC has just been published. The majority of the records submitted to this website are forwarded for compilation into this report, which represents all the records which have been accepted as occurring in the Highland recording area. Skye and Lochalsh district is part of this region and the report contains a summary of the highlights for the district. There is also a summary of records from Lochaber which includes the Small Isles. Sean Morris from Rum has compiled this summary and we regularly carry records from the Small Isles and Morar. Please contact me if you need a copy as I have a few available at £9 or £11 including postage.