Stewartry branch

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)



Joan Howie
01644 420 280


Branch outings

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

Branch committee

Secretary/joint treasurer:

Joan Howie, The Wilderness, High Street, New Galloway, Castle Douglas, DG7 3RL

Chair and representative of the branch on SOC Council:

Geoff Packard

Vice-chair/joint treasurer:

Peter Swan

Committee members:

Andrew Bielinski, Jeremy Brock, Jean Maltman, Iain Matthewson, Mark Pollitt, Graham Smith

Dumfries and Galloway recorder:

Paul Collin


Useful information:

Birdwatching in Gallowaybirdwatching-in-dumfries-and-galloway-4th-edition-guide

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.

Young Birders CTA

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Download the training course application form - PDF
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