Evening talks programme
Cumberland St Day Centre, Dumfries (off Brooms Rd Car Park), DG1 2JX (click here for a map of the venue and surrounding area).
On the following Wednesdays at 7.30pm:
08 Mar 2017
Mark Newell – Seabird studies on the Isle of May: Spreading our wings after 40 years
Mark Newell will be telling us about the seabirds and seabird work on the Isle of May (a National Nature Reserve which lies 5 miles off the Fife coast) over the last 40 years, alongside a more general background to the isle and its other wildlife. Mark will also provide an overview as to how the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) have expanded their work to take in other seabird colonies along the east coast.
Mark has worked as a seabird ecologist at CEH, Edinburgh, since November 2004. His role there is to undertake and manage the long-term seabird fieldwork that is carried out on the Isle of May. This involves ringing and studying a range of species throughout the breeding season with particular interest in their productivity, long-term survival and diet.
Prior to starting at CEH, Mark worked as a Wildlife Tour Guide specialising in trips to Scottish islands. He also has also carried out short term contracts on a wide range of ornithological projects for Scottish Natural Heritage, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Fair Isle Bird Observatory, Shetland and the University of Plymouth.
12 Apr 2017
AGM & Sue Morris – The Great Trossachs Forest (Scotland’s newest Nature Reserve)
Pat Abery 01556 630483
Tues 25th April – Friday 28th April 2017
Yorkshire Coast staying at Scarborough.
Pat Abery 01556 630483
About the branch
Pat Abery, East Daylesford, Colvend, Dalbeattie, DG5 4QA, Tel 01556 630483
Drew Davidson, Edmund Fellowes, Kevin Findlater, Robin Thomson, Bobby Smith (ex officio)
Committee member and representative on SOC Council:
Dumfries and Galloway recorder:
Nearby branches of the SOC
Click here for a guide of recommended sites to visit and to download a free, full-colour birdwatching guide produced by D&G Council Ranger Service. Or pick up your copy of the guide at evening meetings, for a suggested donation of 50p, while stocks last.
Bird recording in this area
Visit the Dumfries & Galloway recording area page for details of the latest bird report, back issues, species considered locally and for Local Recorder contact information.