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).


On the following Wednesdays at 7.30pm:

09 Dec 2015 *CHANGE TO ADVERTISED PROGRAMME* – ‘Development with local birds’, with Julia Gallagher (RSPB).
13 Jan 2016 –  Emma Rawling – My homeland Australia: Tasmania and the big island
10 Feb 2016 – Ron Forrester – The Birds of Bute
09 Mar 2016 –  Mark Holling – Twenty years on: The SE Scotland Atlas
13 Apr 2016 –  AGM & Brian Morrell (WWT) – Incredible journeys


Pat Abery 01556 630483

Branch members recently enjoyed a wonderful trip to Lancashire, staying at Morecambe. We visited RSPB Hodbarrow, Leighton Moss and the Trough of Bowland.

Branch members recently enjoyed a wonderful trip to Lancashire, staying at Morecambe.

Branch outings:

Sat 14th November 2015 –  Loch Ryan

Sat 16th January 2016 – Solway Coast

Tues 19 – 22 April 2016 Northumberland staying at Warkworth


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:

Drew Davidson, Edmund Fellowes, Kevin Findlater, Robin Thomson, Bobby Smith (ex officio)

Committee member and representative on SOC Council:

Lesley Creamer

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. 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.

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