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 (click here for a map of the venue and surrounding area)


On the following Thursdays at 7.30pm:     

03 Dec 2015 –  Members’ slides and a short talk by Colin McLeod
07 Jan 2016 –  Ron Dowing – Hobby study in Britain and Germany
04 Feb 2016 –  St. Andrews University PhD projects: Nora Carlson and Esme Guerrero – titles to be confirmed
03 Mar 2016 –  Will Cresswell – Our birds in Africa
07 Apr 2016 – AGM & Member’s slides by Neil Black


Brian Brocklehurst
01382 778348


Branch outings

Please contact the leader if transport is required.  All meets are joint with ADBC; members are urged to car share wherever possible.

Sun 15 November 2015
Angus Lochs. Meet at 10am at Forfar Loch Leisure Centre (Gus Guthrie)

Sun 10 January 2016
Annual Angus coast wader watch. Meet at 9am at South Balmossie St, Barnhill or 10am at Easthaven car park under railway bridge (Gus Gthrie).

Sun 14 February 2016
Scone Palace for Hawfinch search. Meet at 10am at Quarry Mill on Perth to Scone road (Eric McCabe)

Sun 13 March 2016
Dreish/Mayer via Glen Prosen. This will be a strenous walk. Meet at 10am at Myre car park, Forfar (Alex Shepherd)

Sun 24 April 2016
Clatto Reservoir Country Park & Camperdown Park, Dundee. Meet at 10am at Clatto Park off Dundee to Muirhead Road (Mickey Mellon)

Wed 11 May 2016
Glen Lethnot. Meet at 10am at Edzell village car park (Jon Cook)


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


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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