Evening talks programme
Kells School, New Galloway
The following Thursdays at 7.30pm.
13 Nov 2014 ”Mapping Arran’s birds”, with Jim Cassels
The mapping Arran’s birds for the first time was an ambitious project for the Arran Natural History Society (ANHS). The presentation describes the challenges, the collection of the data, the results and the production of the publication which was achieved through the combined efforts of a great many people who share a passion for Arran and its birds. Over 36,000 records on 177 species resulted in a 168 page atlas with more than 400 maps and more than 200 photographs with contributions from over 700 people.
11 Dec 2014 Angus Hogg – Ayrshire birds: The changing scene
15 Jan 2015 Richard & Barbara Mearns – ‘Scottish birds’ in Mongolia, followed by New Year’s Welcome
12 Feb 2015 Sonja Ludwig – Seven years into the Langholm Moor Demonstration Project
12 Mar 2015 Euan Ferguson – Colour-ringing gulls in North-East Scotland
02 Apr 2015 AGM & Members’ Night (short illustrated talks)
01644 420 280
October to March excursions to be announced at indoor meetings, if there is any interest.
Joan Howie (as above) or Geoff Packard, 01557 330681.
About the branch
Joan Howie, The Wilderness, High Street, New Galloway, Castle Douglas, DG7 3RL
Chair and representative of the branch on SOC Council:
Andrew Bielinski, Jeremy Brock, Jean Maltman, 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.
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.