North-East Scotland branch
Evening talks programme
Sportsman’s Club, 11 Queen’s Rd, Aberdeen (click here for a map of the venue and surrounding area).
The following Mondays at 7.30pm:
02 Mar 2015 ”Rare Breeding Birds in the UK and North-East Scotland”, with Mark Holling
The Rare Breeding Birds Panel has been collating data on the rarest breeding species of bird in the UK since 1973 and has produced annual reports covering 40 years, so far. There are approximately 90 species with fewer than 2000 pairs which breed each year and NE Scotland is home to a good number of these. The talk tonight will outline the work of the Rare Breeding Birds Panel and show some of the findings from that 40-year archive, as well as focussing on species for which Scotland, and in particular the north east of Scotland, is important for.
Mark Holling has been Secretary of the Rare Breeding Birds Panel for nine years now, but some of you may know him as a former President of the SOC and co-author of the SE Scotland Breeding Bird Atlas. His main interests are the distribution and status of all birds, and why they occur where they do, so he is looking forward to coming back to Aberdeen to see how things compare with his home area of Lothian. Mark is originally from Yorkshire and has been birdwatching for about 50 years now.
13 Apr 2015 AGM & Ewan Weston – Terns on the Ythan
01330 820 949
No outings currently planned. Any updates will be posted here.
Hugh Addlesee (as above)
About the branch
Hugh Addlesee, 31 Ashtree Road, Banchory, AB31 5JB, Tel 01330 829949
Committee member and Talks Programme Organiser:
Committee Members :
Brian Pirie, Eric Meek & Danny Heptinstall
Committee member & representative of the branch on SOC Council:
North-East Scotland recorder:
North-East Scotland branch Newsletter
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Birdwatching in the area
Click here for our guide to Birdwatching the Ythan Estuary
Visit the RSPB’s Loch of Strathbeg nature reserve website http://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves/guide/l/lochofstrathbeg/about.aspx
Bird recording in this area
Visit the North-East Scotland recording area page for details of the latest bird reports, back issues, species considered locally and for Local Recorder contact information.
Click here to read about the recent atlas, which covers Moray, Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City.