Dumfries branch

Evening talks programme


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


The following Wednesdays at 7.30pm.

10 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.  

08 Oct 2014         Allan Whyte – Conservation implications of seabird decline

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

None planned


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:

SOC Dumfries Branch 50th Anniversary Calendar- now on sale!SOC-dumfries-calendar-thumb

To mark their 50th anniversary, the branch has produced a stunning calendar of photographs taken by branch members, all
of which feature bird species that can be seen in Dumfries-shire. The calendar costs £6 plus £1.20 UK p&p. Click here for details of how to purchase your copy.

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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