Malcolm Ogilvie

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Malcolm Alexander Ogilvie
Residence Islay
Nationality British
Known for Study of wildfowl

Dr Malcolm Alexander Ogilvie is a British ornithologist and freelance natural history author and consultant. One of his areas of expertise is wildfowl.

Ogilvie was formerly a research scientist with the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust 1960-1986, also editing their journal, Wildfowl, 1966-1986. Until 1997 he was a member of the British Birds editorial board and a contributor to the handbook The Birds of the Western Palearctic. He has been a fully qualified bird ringer since 1958. He is a past regional representative for the British Trust for Ornithology, and the vice-county plant recorder for South Ebudes[1] for the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland.

Ogilvie has been resident on the island of Islay since 1986. He is married to Carol and has two daughters, Isla and Heather.



Ogilvie's positions have included:

  • Member, Gloucestershire Ornithological Advisory Committee, 1963–1986
  • Member, Ringing Committee, British Trust for Ornithology, 1970–1985
  • Member, West Areas Board, Scottish Natural Heritage, February 1991 - March 2001 (Deputy Chairman, August 1997 - March 2001)
  • Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, Scottish Natural Heritage, April 1994 - March 2001, and April 2005 -
  • Chairman, Editorial Committee, Scottish Ornithologists' Club, 1997–2002
  • Member, Committee for Scotland, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, 1999–2004
  • Regional Representative for Islay, Jura & Colonsay, British Trust for Ornithology, 1989–2006
  • Member, Argyll Bird Records Panel, since 1990
  • Organiser, Wetland Bird Survey (formerly National Wildfowl Counts), Argyll, 1991–2006
  • Member, Argyll Raptor Study Group, since 1993
  • Secretary, Rare Breeding Birds Panel, 1993–2006
  • Rare Breeding Birds Panel representative on Scottish Raptor Monitoring Scheme, 2002–2006
  • Recorder, vice-county 102 (S Ebudes), Botanical Society of the British Isles, since 2004

Bibliography & references[edit]


Other natural history[edit]

  • The Wild Flowers of Islay : A Checklist, Lochindaal Press (1995)


  • Place Names of Islay: Their Meanings and Pronunciations compiled by Katie Ferguson and Margot Perrons, edited Ogilvie), Islay Museums Trust, (1990)


  1. ^ "Local groups". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Retrieved 4 Feb 2014. 
  • Pemberton, John E. (1997). Who's Who in Ornithology. Buckingham Press. 

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