Evening talks programme
Kells School, New Galloway, DG7 3RL (click here for a map of the venue and surrounding area)
On the following Thursdays at 7.30pm:
15 Dec 2016 * PLEASE NOTE CHANGE FROM USUAL VENUE * Due to school pantomime taking place, the branch meeting will instead be held in the KENBRIDGE HOTEL, New Galloway, Kirkcudbrightshire, DG7 3PR at 7.30pm (click here for directions to the hotel). Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
Angus Hogg – Birding on the edge: The Uists
Angus takes a look at both migration and the breeding birds of the Uists, based on regular visits there since 1974. Their geographical position “on the edge” of western Scotland often throws up some big surprises!
12 Jan 2017
Ian Bainbridge – What did birds ever do for you?
9 Feb 2017
Ian Thomson – Shotguns & Short-toed Eagles: Birding on the island of Malta
09 Mar 2017
Mark Newell – Seabird studies on the Isle of May: Spreading our wings after 40 years
30 Mar 2017
AGM & Members’ Night (short illustrated talks & quiz), followed by Easter ‘Eggstravaganza’
01644 420 280
Should the weather be bad on any date the excursion will take place the following day. Thereafter it will be cancelled if the weather is again adverse. November to March – excursions for these months will be announced at each indoor meeting.
Joan Howie (as above) or Peter Swan, 01556 502 144.
About the branch
Joan Howie, The Wilderness, High Street, New Galloway, Castle Douglas, DG7 3RL
Representative of the branch on SOC Council:
Position currently vacant
Andrew Bielinski, Jeremy Brock, Iain Matthewson, Mark Pollitt, Graham Smith
Dumfries and Galloway recorder:
Click here for a list 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. Guides can also be posted out at price of £1 including p&p. Please send a cheque, made payable to ‘Stewartry Branch SOC’ to Joan Howie (address details above).
Bird recording in Stewartry
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.