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, DD1 1QR (click here for a map of the venue and surrounding area)


On the following Thursdays at 7.30pm:     

07 Sep 2017    SWT Balgavies Loch (speaker to be announced)

05 Oct 2017     Mark Holling – Twenty years on: The SE Scotland Atlas

02 Nov 2017    Jeremy Brock – Spanish Steppes: Birds of the Laguna de Gallocanta

07 Dec 2017    Photographs followed by Christmas food & drinks

04 Jan 2018     Jeremy Greenwood – The Atlas of European Breeding Birds: Birdwatchers collaborating across the continent

01 Feb 2018    Mike Thornton – Urban raptors: The final frontier

01 Mar 2018    Ben Darvill – Technology, tags and tracks

05 Apr 2018     AGM & photographs


Brian Brocklehurst
01382 778348


Branch outings

Please contact the leader if transport is required.  All meets are joint with Angus & Dundee Bird Club; members are urged to carshare wherever possible.

Sun 4 Jun 2017
Barry Buddon Open Day. Meet at Monifieth Football Pitch car park at 10.00am (Bob McCurley, Jim Cook & Graham Smith)

Wed 12 Jul 2017
St Cyrus & Fowlsheugh. Meet at St Cyrus Visitor Centre at 10.00am (Brian Brocklehurst)

Wed 9 Aug 2017
Arbirlot Nature Trail/Elliot. Meet at Elliot at 10.00am (Mickey Mellon)

Sun 10 Sep 2017
Barry Mill & Carnoustie Golf Links. Meet at Barry Mill at 10.00am (Dorothy Fyffe)

Sun 8 Oct 2017
Autumn migrants, Montrose Basin. Meet at Montrose Basin Visitor Centre at 10.00am (Jonathan Pattullo)


Brian Brocklehurst 01382 778348 or leader (particularly if transport is required).


About the branch

Branch committee


Brian Brocklehurst

Chair and representative of the branch on SOC Council:

John Campbell


Brian Brocklehurst

Committee members:

Ron Downing

Angus and Dundee recorder and Technical Expert:

Jon Cook

Perth and Kinross recorder:

Scott Paterson


Tayside branch activities and communications

Talks reminders:

Members are emailed a reminder about forthcoming talks with more information on the speaker and subject where possible, usually a week or so in advance of the meeting. If you don’t already receive these alerts and would like to, please contact us.

Forum/News group:

Angus Birding News Forum www.angusbirding.com. This internet forum is open to all to use and is run by Angus and Dundee Bird Club, however it is necessary to register prior to use, but this just requires an email to the webmaster (details are on the website).

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 fieldwork for BirdAtlas 2007-11, data for the old county of Kinross was gathered from all of its 71 tetrads. It was originally intended to publish the data as a separate atlas, but a problem with the mapping meant that the project had to be re-considered. It is now hoped that the Kinross data might be combined with the Fife atlas data and the resulting combined maps made available on a CD. This is still in hand and no end date is currently available. Any queries should be directed to Norman Elkins.

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