Central Scotland branch
Evening talks programme
Meetings talk place in Bridge of Allan, on the doorstep of the University of Stirling and students are always very welcome to attend!
The Allan Centre, Fountain Road, Bridge of Allan, FK9 4AT (click here to view a map of the venue and surrounding area).
The following Thursdays at 7.30pm.
08 Jan 2015 ”Madagascar Fauna and Flora Group – fighting for a corner of Madagascar”, with Gareth Kett
This talk will cover the conservation work of the Madagascar Fauna and Flora Group at Parc Ivoloina and at the Betampona Strict Nature Reserve, within the context of Madagascar’s political, social and economic environment. Betampona is a 2,200ha lowland rainforest fragment. It is managed by Madagascar National Parks, but the MFG runs the research programme and a forest restoration programme there, employing eight local conservation rangers and hosting numerous PhD and Masters students.
05 Feb 2015 Ian Thomson – Shotguns & Short-toed Eagles: Birding on the island of Malta
05 Mar 2015 Will Cresswell – Our birds in Africa
01786 823 830
(No outings planned.)
About the branch
Secretary and Treasurer
Neil Bielby, 56 Ochiltree, Dunblane, FK15 0DF, 01786 823 830
Chair and representative of the branch on SOC Council:
Roger Gooch, 01259 742326
Philip May, Ken Wilkinson
Upper Forth recorder:
Birdwatching in the area
Click here for a guide to Birdwatching the Upper Forth
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The Birds of Clackmannanshire
For the first time ever, the birdlife of Clackmannanshire has been systematically recorded to produce an ornithological atlas for the County. Click here to read more about it.
Visit the Upper Forth recording area page for details of the latest bird report, back issues, species considered locally and for Local Recorder contact information.