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, DD1 1QR (click here for a map of the venue and surrounding area)


On the following Thursdays at 7.30pm:     

06 Apr 2017        
AGM & speaker to be announced


Brian Brocklehurst
01382 778348


Branch outings

Please contact the leader if transport is required.  All meets are joint with Angus & Dundee Bird Club; members are urged to carshare wherever possible.

Sun 12 Mar 2017     
Kinnordy/Lintrathen/Backwater.  Meet at Loch of Kinnordy at 9.30am (Gus Guthrie)

Wed 12 Apr 2017
Auchmithie/Windyhills, with optional lunch at the But ‘n’ Ben. Meet at Auchmithie car park at 10.00am (Bob McCurley)

Sun 7 May 2017
Glen Esk & Loch Lee. Meet at Edzell car park at 10.00am (Jon Cook)

Wed 17 May 2017
Powmouth. Meet at Montrose Basin Visitor Centre at 10.00am (Alex Shepherd)

Sun 28 May 2017
Killiecrankie/River Garry walk.  Meet at Riverside Drive, Dundee at 9.00am (leader TBA)

Sun 4 Jun 2017
Barry Buddon Open Day. Meet at Monifieth Football Pitch car park at 10.00am (Bob McCurley, Jim Cook & Graham Smith)

Wed 12 Jul 2017
St Cyrus & Fowlsheugh. Meet at St Cyrus Visitor Centre at 10.00am (Brian Brocklehurst)

Wed 9 Aug 2017
Arbirlot Nature Trail/Elliot. Meet at Elliot at 10.00am (Mickey Mellon)

Sun 10 Sep 2017
Barry Mill & Carnoustie Golf Links. Meet at Barry Mill at 10.00am (Dorothy Fyffe)

Sun 8 Oct 2017
Autumn migrants, Montrose Basin. Meet at Montrose Basin Visitor Centre at 10.00am (Jonathan Pattullo)


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


Brian Brocklehurst

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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