Dumfries branch

Goosander © Edmund Fellowes

Goosander © Edmund Fellowes

Evening talks programme


Cumberland St Day Centre, Dumfries (off Brooms Rd Car Park), DG1 2JX


The following Wednesdays at 7.30pm.

08 Oct 2014         ”Conservation implications of seabird decline”, with Allan Whyte, RSPB Scotland’s Marine Policy Officer

Scotland’s marine environment has be over exploited and under regulated to the point where the rich marine wildlife that was once ubiquitous is now fragmented and only exists where the hands of industry can’t reach. The Marine (Scotland) Act, passed in 2010, gave Scotland the tools to reverse some of this damage. This talk will explore a vision of how Scotland’s marine environment could be, the challenges we face and what needs to be done to ensure Scotland remains one of the most important places in the world for seabirds.

12 Nov 2014        Jim Cassels – Mapping Arran’s birds

10 Dec 2014        Mark Pollit  – Joining the dots: Putting local wildlife on the map

14 Jan 2015         Richard & Barbara Mearns – ‘Scottish birds’ in Mongolia

11 Feb 2015        Larry Griffin – The (less than) Common Scoter in Scotland

11 Mar 2015       Euan Ferguson  – Colour-ringing gulls in North-East Scotland

01 Apr 2015        AGM & Peter Garson – Pheasants


Pat Abery

01556 630483

Branch outings

Sat 15 Nov                     Wildlife along the River Nith in Dumfries - walk led by Edmund Fellowes starting from the McMillan Cycle Bridge, Troqueer at 10am.

Sat 29 Nov                      Day trip to Waterston House, Aberlady.

Sat 28 Feb                      Loch Ryan


Pat Abery

01556 630483


About the branch

Branch committee


Pat Abery, East Daylesford, Colvend, Dalbeattie, DG5 4QA, Tel 01556 630483


Brian Smith


Christine Dudgeon

Committee members:

Edmund Fellowes, Judith Mylne, Bobby Smith, Kevin Findlater, Drew Davidson

Dumfries and Galloway recorder:

Paul Collin


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Bird recording in this area

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