Evening talks programme
Kells School, New Galloway (click here for a map of the venue and surrounding area)
On the following Thursdays at 7.30pm:
22 Sep 2016
Brian Morrell – Incredible journeys
13 Oct 2016
Andy Howard – Give me a ‘High Five’: A detailed look at five specialist species found in the Cairngorms
10 Nov 2016
Gordon Yates – Great Northern Diver: In search of Himbrimi
15 Dec 2016
Angus Hogg – Birding on the edge: The Uists
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
Fri 15 Jul 2016
Moneypool Burn Woods & Creetown to Skyreburn Moorland
There should be Dipper and Grey Wagtail in the burn and plenty of summer migrants in the woods as well as several resident woodland species including Nuthatch.
The afternoon in the higher ground should produce several raptors as well as moorland birds. Also, given a sunny day, there should be a chance to see several species of butterflies and some of the wild flowers should be at their best.
PLEASE remember to contact Geoff, Peter or Joan the night before after 7pm to confirm that the trip is taking place as planned. Should the forecast be bad the excursion will take place the following day; thereafter it will be cancelled if the weather is again adverse.
Most important(!)…….Picnic elevenses, lunches and teas.
Mon 25 Jul 2016
Afternoon cruise from Ayr Harbour round Ailsa Craig on PS Waverley
Mon 22 Aug 2016
Cumstoun Bridge & Kirkcudbright Bay
Tue 6 Sep 2016
Newbiebarns & Powfoot, near Annan
Fri 30 Sep 2016
RSPB Mersehead Reserve
Fri 14 Oct 2016
WWT Caerlaverock Reserve
22-26 Oct 2016
Short break of five days & four nights on east coast in Montrose area
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.