West Galloway

West Galloway branch

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Pale-bellied Brent Geese © Valerie Harrison

 

Evening talks programme

At each meeting, an invited speaker gives an illustrated talk on their chosen subject lasting approximately an hour, usually with a break for tea/coffee and biscuits. The talks are predominantly about birds but other flora and fauna are often included, together with some spectacular scenery. The talks are designed to be enjoyed by people with any level of interest in birds and are suitable for most age groups. There is no charge for entry or refreshments although donations are always welcome.

Venue:

Stranraer Library, North Strand Street, Stranraer, DG9 7LD (click here for a map of the venue and surrounding area)

When:

On the following Tuesdays at 7.30pm:

10 Oct 2017     *Change to advertised subject* Peter Mawby – Watching and wondering

07 Nov 2017    Chris Rollie – Jack Gordon’s Birds of Wigtownshire 1895–1935

12 Dec 2017    Speaker to be announced

09 Jan 2018     AGM and social evening

13 Feb 2018    Brian Minshull – (Stalking) Scotland’s Bean Geese

13 Mar 2018     David Jardine – Three Craws Sat Upon a Wa’

10 Apr 2018     Speaker to be announced

Contact:

Geoff Sheppard
01776 870 685

 

Branch outings

Details of any outings will be posted here in due course.

Contact:

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

Chair:

Alan Johnstone

Vice-chair:

David McGhie

Committee members:

Sandra Alder, Jean Sheppard

Dumfries and Galloway recorder:

Paul Collin

 

West Galloway branch activities and communications

Talks reminders:

Members are emailed a reminder about forthcoming talks with more information on the speaker and subject where possible, usually a week or so in advance of the meeting. A similar reminder service operates for outings. If you don’t already receive these alerts and would like to, please contact us.

Forums/News group:

Dumfries and Galloway Birding (Yahoo) groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/dumfriesandgallowaybirding 

Nearby branches of the SOC

Find out more about SOC Stewarty branch

Find out more about SOC Dumfries branch

 

Birdwatching in Dumfries and 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. Or pick up your copy of the guide at evening meetings, for a suggested donation of 50p, while stocks last.

 

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.

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