The Borders branch of the SOC holds a varied range of talks & presentations on a monthly basis throughout the winter and spring. Get in touch with us (by contacting Ray, details below) if you would like to join our mailing list to receive email updates of forthcoming talks and outings.
Evening talks programme
Scott Room, George & Abbotsford Hotel, High Street, Melrose, TD6 9PD
The following Monday evenings at 7.30pm*
08 Sep 2014 ”Seven years into the Langholm Moor Demonstration Project”, with Sonja Ludwig
This partnership project aims to reconcile grouse moor and raptor conservation interests with the core objective of re-establishing Langholm Moor as a driven grouse moor while maintaining a viable population of Hen Harriers under SPA guidelines. Started in 2008, the 10-year project is now in its seventh year, and this talk will give an overview over employed management tools, scientific monitoring, and where the project is in respect of its targets.
13 Oct 2014 Gordon Riddle – Isle of Canna
10 Nov 2014 Jenny Lennon – Aberdeen Red Kites: Past, present and future
08 Dec 2014 Members’ Night
21 Jan* 2015 Lisa Cole – NTS St Abb‘s Head NNR (NB: Wednesday, joint with RSPB, Corn Exchange, Melrose, 1930 hrs)
09 Feb 2015 Ian Thomson – Shotguns & Short-toed Eagles: Birding on the island of Malta
09 Mar 2015 Peter Mawby – Dippers: A much loved bird at risk?
13 Apr 2015 AGM & Social Evening
About the branch
Neil Stratton, Heiton Mains, Heiton, Kelson, TD5 8JR
Committee member and representative of branch on SOC Council:
Birdwatching in the area
Click here for a guide of recommended sites to visit in the Borders and to download the branches’ free, full-colour birdwatching guide to the area.
Click here for our guide to Birdwatching on the Berwickshire coast
Bird recording in the area
Visit the Borders recording area page for details of the latest bird report, back issues, species considered locally and for Local Recorder contact information.
South-East Scotland Bird Atlas
Lothian and Borders regions have joined forces to run a local Bird Atlas project in parallel with the national 2007-11 Bird Atlas. For more details, including information on how to take part and preliminary species maps, see the South-East Scotland Bird Atlas website at www.the-soc.org.uk/se-atlas.
Borders Bird News
Join our email newsgroup http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/bordersbirdnews/?tab=s to keep up with the latest sightings and to make general comments and observations. To subscribe to the list please email firstname.lastname@example.org