Tayside

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

 

Venue:

Methodist Church Halls, 20 Marketgait, Dundee (click here for a map of the venue and surrounding area)

When:

The following Thursdays at 7.30pm:

02 Apr 2015        AGM & Members’ Night

Contact:

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 26 Apr   St Vigeans Nature Trail & cliffs. Meet at St Vigeans Church at 10.00am (Alex Shepherd 01241 870111)

Sun 17 May  Glen Clova. Meet at Crichton St car park at 9.00am or Kinnordy at 10.00am (Bob McCurley 01382 462944)

Wed 10 Jun Glen Esk. Meet at Edzell village car park at 10.00am (Jon Cook 01382 462944)

Wed 8 Jul     Fowlsheugh. Meet at St Cyrus Nature Reserve at 10.00am (Stuart Inglis 07985 769281 & Graham Chalmers 07799 848563)

Sun 16 Aug  Annual joint 5 local groups’ outing to Barry Buddon. Meet at Monifieth football pitch car park at 10.00am (Bob McCurley, Graham Smith, Jim Cook)

Wed 16 Sep Coach trip to Loch Leven/Vane Farm, jointly led by Jeremy Squires (SNH).  Coach will leave Arbroath at 9.00am with a pick-up in Dundee around 9.40am, location to be confirmed. Cost is currently £10, subject to change depending on the size of coach required. Pre-booking and payment essential no later than 1st September (Mickey Mellon 01241 877973 email m-mellon@sky.com or Brian Brocklehurst 01382 778348 email brian.brocklehurst1@btinternet.com)

Contact:

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

 

About the branch

Branch committee

Secretary:

Brian Brocklehurst

Chair and representative of the branch on SOC Council:

John Campbell

Treasurer:

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

Download the young Birder Application form - Word Doc
Download the training course application form - PDF
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