Tayside branch

Joint branch & Angus and Dundee Bird Club outing, August 2012

Joint branch & Angus and Dundee Bird Club outing, August 2012

Evening talks programme



Methodist Church Halls, 20 Marketgait, Dundee


The following Thursdays at 7.30pm.

04 Sep 2014        ”Aberdeen Red Kites: Past, present and future” with Jenny Lennon

The Aberdeen Red Kite reintroduction was the last project in the Scottish return of the Red Kite. 101 birds were released between 2007 and 2009 and now we have a fledgling breeding population. What next for the enigmatic birds of prey? 

02 Oct 2014         Scott Paterson – A Rough Guide to the birds of Perth & Kinross

06 Nov 2014        Innes Sim – Ring Ouzel conservation

04 Dec 2014        Members’ night

08 Jan 2015         Bruce Lynch – Ringing in Glen Clova, past and present

05 Feb 2015        John Calladine – Breeding waders of the Uist machair: Land use and predators, past, present and future

05 Mar 2015       Ian Thomson – Shotguns & Short-toed Eagles: Birding on the island of Malta

02 Apr 2015        AGM & Members’ Night


Brian Brocklehurst
01382 778348


Branch outings

•  Wed 27 Aug: Boat trip to Bell Rock, approx. 3 hour trip from Abroath. Meet/park at Arbroath Harbour. Arrive no later than 11.30am, boat sails 12 noon. Price depending on numbers, approx £15. Names to Mickey Mellon (01241 877973) asap.

All meetings are joint with ADBC.


Brian Brocklehurst 01382 778348 or leader (particularly if transport is required). All meets are joint with ADBC.

About the branch

Branch committee


Brian Brocklehurst

Chair and representative of the branch on SOC Council:

John Campbell


Bob McCurley

Committee members:

Ron Downing

Angus and Dundee recorder and Technical Expert:

Jon Cook

Perth and Kinross recorder:

Scott Paterson


Useful information:

Birdwatching in Tayside

Click here for our guide to Birding the Angus coast and here for a list of recommended sites to visit in Perth & Kinross

Bird recording in this area

Visit the Angus and Dundee and Perth and Kinross recording area pages for details of the latest bird reports, back issues, species considered locally and for Local Recorder contact information.

Kinross Bird Atlas

During the fieldwork for BirdAtlas 2007-11, data for the old county of Kinross has been gathered from all of its 71 tetrads. The fieldwork is almost finished but mopping up in the current 2012 breeding season will take place. Any observer birding in the region is invited to submit as many breeding season records as possible to the BirdTrack or BirdAtlas websites, ideally adding breeding status codes for every record, which can be found on the websites. All records should be at tetrad level. If anyone is unsure where the northern boundary of the old county lies (not marked on current maps), the most northerly tetrads covered are NO00D, NO00I, NO00N, NO00U, NO00Z, NO10E, NO10J & NO10P. The remainder of the boundary is the current Perth & Kinross boundary. Records from the 10km square NO00 will be particularly valuable. Any queries should be directed to Norman Elkins.

BTO Winter Thrush survey

Tayside branch members are also much involved with the Winter Thrush 2 year survey being run by the BTO – running from September 2012 to April 2013  and repeated again from September 2013 to April 2014. Visit the BTO website for more information http://www.bto.org/volunteer-surveys/winter-thrushes

Young Birders CTA

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Download the training course application form - PDF
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