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:
That’s the end of this season’s programme of branch talks – next season’s 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.
Wed 11 May 2016
Isle of May boat trip. Meet at 9.15am at Anstruther Harbour for 9.45am sailing. Adult £25, concession £22. Booking & payment in advance essential, please email Brian Brocklehurst for details firstname.lastname@example.org
Sun 15 May 2016
Glen Lethnot. Meet at 10.00am at Edzell village car park (Jon Cook)
Sun 5 Jun 2016
Barry Buddon Open Day. Meet at 10.00am at Monifeith football pitch car park (Bob McCurley, Graham Smith and Jim Cook)
Wed 15 Jun 2016
Boat trip from Arbroath Harbour to Lunan Bay to view cliff nesting birds. Sail at 11.00am from Arbroath Harbour, cost £15. Booking & payment in advance essential, please email Brian Brocklehurst for details (as above)
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