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:
Details of next season’s branch talks will be added in due course.
Please contact the leader if transport is required. All meets are joint with ADBC; members are urged to car share wherever possible.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Brian Brocklehurst 01382 778348 email email@example.com)
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