West Galloway

West Galloway branch


Pale-bellied Brent Geese © Valerie Harrison


Evening talks programme


Stranraer Library, North Strand Street, Stranraer (click here for a map of the venue and surrounding area)


The following Tuesdays at 7.30pm:

10 Mar 2015     “Wildlife on a Weir”, with Edmund Fellowes

Edmund will be taking a look at the wildlife in Dumfries, concentrating on the weir on the river  Nith in the middle of the town, and in particular at the birds found there during the year. This is not a scientific study, Edmund watches birds just for fun, and assures us there isn’t a graph in sight!

Edmund is an amateur birder and photographer and has lived in Dumfries for over 40 years. As well as being an SOC member, he is also involved with Dumfries Camera club.



Geoff Sheppard
01776 870 685


Branch outings

To be announced.  Details will be made available here in due course.


Geoff Sheppard

01776 870 685


About the branch

Branch committee

Secretary, Treasurer & representative of the branch on SOC Council:

Geoff Sheppard, Roddens, Leswalt, Stranraer, DG9 0QR, telephone 01776 870685


Alan Johnstone


David McGhie

Committee members:

Sandra Alder

Dumfries and Galloway recorder:

Paul Collin


Useful information:

Nearby branches of the SOC

Find out more about SOC Stewarty branch

Find out more about SOC Dumfries branch

Birdwatching in Gallowaybirdwatching-in-dumfries-and-galloway-4th-edition-guide

Click here for a guide of recommended sites to visit and to download a free, full-colour birdwatching guide produced by D & G Council Ranger Service.

Bird recording in this area

Visit the Dumfries & Galloway recording area page for details of the latest bird report, back issues, species considered locally and for Local Recorder contact information.

Young Birders CTA

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