Evening talks programme
Kells School, New Galloway
The following Thursdays at 7.30pm.
09 Oct 2014 “Planning Scotland’s Seas: A Vision for the Future. Conservation implications of seabird decline”, with Allan Whyte, RSPB Scotland’s Marine Policy Officer
Scotland’s marine environment has be over exploited and under regulated to the point where the rich marine wildlife that was once ubiquitous is now fragmented and only exists where the hands of industry can’t reach. The Marine (Scotland) Act, passed in 2010, gave Scotland the tools to reverse some of this damage. This talk will explore a vision of how Scotland’s marine environment could be, the challenges we face and what needs to be done to ensure Scotland remains one of the most important places in the world for seabirds.
13 Nov 2014 Jim Cassels – Mapping Arran’s birds
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.