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:
02 Feb 2017
Stan da Prato – Tibetan Travels
Stan will take the audience on a journey from the mountains of Sichuan onto the Tibetan plateau, in late autumn/early winter. He’ll be looking at the many birds and some of the exciting animals that live there.
Stan is an Honorary member and past President of SOC, as well as an Editor of ‘Scottish Birds’. Previously in Education, Stan now fills his time with seabird and songbird monitoring as well as being Chairman on the advisory committee for Aberlady Bay Reserve. Nowadays Stan spend quite a lot of time on plants –both wild and cultivated . He is also Editor of the Caledonian Gardener and a judge for Beautiful Scotland.
02 Mar 2017
Mark Newell – Seabird studies on the Isle of May: Spreading our wings after 40 years
06 Apr 2017
AGM & speaker to be announced
Please contact the leader if transport is required. All meets are joint with Angus & Dundee Bird Club; members are urged to carshare wherever possible.
Further dates will be announced in due course.
Brian Brocklehurst 01382 778348 or leader (particularly if transport is required).
About the branch
Chair and representative of the branch on SOC Council:
Angus and Dundee recorder and Technical Expert:
Perth and Kinross recorder:
Birdwatching in Tayside
Bird recording in this area
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