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

When:

Details of the 2014/2015 winter talks programme will be added shortly

Contact:

Brian Brocklehurst
01382 778348

 

Branch outings

•  Sun 27 Apr: Glen Clova. Short walk past Moulzie (Jon Cook 01382 738495) or more strenuous walk to Bachnagairn (Gus Guthrie 01575 574548), hill walking footwear, warm waterproof clothing essential and food and drink essential. Meet at RSPB Loch of Kinnordy car park at 10.00am to arrange car sharing.

•  Sun 4 May: Barry Buddon Open Nature Day for annual joint 5 local groups’ outings. Meet at Monifieth Football Pitch car park at 9.45am (Bob McCurley 01382 462944 or 07773922074, Graham Smith 01382 532461 & Jim Cook 07553 112592)

•  Wed 14 May: Glen Lethnot. Meet at Edzell village car park at 10.00am. (Gus Guthrie.)

•  Sun 25 May: Isle of May. Meet at Anstruther Harbour at 9.30am, boat sails at 10am prompt. Advance bookings and lift requests to Bob McCurley 01382 462944 or 07773922074

•  Sun 27 Apr: Glen Clova. Short walk past Moulzie (Jon Cook 01382 738495) or more strenuous walk to Bachnagairn (Gus Guthrie 01575 574548), hill walking footwear, warm waterproof clothing essential and food and drink essential. Meet at RSPB Loch of Kinnordy car park at 10.00am to arrange car sharing.

•  Sun 4 May: Barry Buddon Open Nature Day for annual joint 5 local groups’ outings. Meet at Monifieth Football Pitch car park at 9.45am (Bob McCurley 01382 462944 or 07773922074, Graham Smith 01382 532461 & Jim Cook 07553 112592)

•  Wed 14 May: Glen Lethnot. Meet at Edzell village car park at 10.00am. (Gus Guthrie.)

•  Sun 25 May: Isle of May. Meet at Anstruther Harbour at 9.30am, boat sails at 10am prompt. Advance bookings and lift requests to Bob McCurley 01382 462944 or 07773922074.

•  Sun 8 Jun: Powmouth/South Esk Estate. Meet at Montrose Basin Centre car park at 10am (Brian Brocklehurst 01382 778348).

•  Tue 17 Jun: Glen Esk/Loch Lee. Meet at Edzell village car park at 10am (jon Cook)

•  Tues 15 Jul: Riverside Nature Park, Dundee. Meet at the Nature Park at 7pm for an evening walk (leader to be announced.

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

All meetings are joint with ADBC.

Contact:

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

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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