Stewartry

Stewartry branch

Barnacle Geese © Keith Kirk

Barnacle Geese © Keith Kirk

Evening talks programme

Venue:

Kells School, New Galloway, DG7 3RL (click here for a map of the venue and surrounding area)

When:

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’

Contact:

Joan Howie
01644 420 280

 

Branch outings

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.

Contact:

Joan Howie (as above) or Peter Swan, 01556 502 144.

 

About the branch

Branch committee

Secretary/joint treasurer:

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

Chair:

Geoff Packard

Representative of the branch on SOC Council:

Position currently vacant

Vice-chair/joint treasurer:

Peter Swan

Committee members:

Andrew Bielinski, Jeremy Brock, 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. 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.

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