Dumfries branch

Goosander © Edmund Fellowes

Goosander © Edmund Fellowes

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).


The following Wednesdays at 7.30pm.

14 Jan 2015        “‘Scottish birds’ in Mongolia”, with Richard & Barbara Mearns

A look at the surprising number of familiar ‘Scottish’ species that occur in Mongolia. The talk will also cover a range of Eastern Palearctic birds that breed in the mountains, wetlands and steppe grasslands of that wild and wonderful country. A little time will also be devoted to plants and mammals, and the traditional way of life of the indigenous people.

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

11 Mar 2015       TBA

** 8 Apr 2015** (PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE)        AGM & Peter Garson – Pheasants


Pat Abery

01556 630483

Branch outings

Saturday 28 Feb 2015              Loch Ryan

Tuesday 21– Friday 24 April 2015       Lancashire


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


Useful information:

Nearby branches of the SOC

Find out more about Stewartry branch

Visit the West Galloway branch page

Birdwatching in Dumfriesbirdwatching-in-dumfries-and-galloway-4th-edition-guide

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.

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.

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