West Galloway branch
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.
Stranraer Library, North Strand Street, Stranraer (click here for a map of the venue and surrounding area)
On the following Tuesdays at 7.30pm:
11 Oct 2016
Andy Howard – Give me a ‘High Five’: A detailed look at five specialist species found in the Cairngorms
Give me a ‘High Five’ features a myriad of images all taken in the magnificent Cairngorms. You will transported through each season and its diverse weather. The true stars of the show though are the cheeky and gregarious Crested Tits, the aggressive but handsome Black Grouse, the hardy Ptarmigan, the characterful Mountain Hare and the dainty Dotterel.
Andy is a professional wildlife photographer and guide bases in Inverness; most of his time is spent in the Cairngorms, especially when photographing his beloved Mountain Hares and Ptarmigan. Bad weather doesn’t put Andy off and some of his most striking images have been captured in inclement conditions. Five years ago Andy made a conscious decision to specialise in a few select species and aims to work with these as ongoing projects, therefore capturing the subjects in all conditions during all four seasons.
08 Nov 2016
Gordon Yates – Great Northern Diver: In search of Himbrimi
06 Dec 2016
To be announced
10 Jan 2017
AGM and social evening
07 Feb 2017
Ian Thomson – Shotguns & Short-toed Eagles: Birding on the island of Malta
07 Mar 2017
Mark Newell – Seabird studies on the Isle of May: Spreading our wings after 40 years
01776 870 685
Details of any upcoming outings will be advertised here
01776 870 685
About the branch
Secretary, Treasurer & representative of the branch on SOC Council:
Geoff Sheppard, Roddens, Leswalt, Stranraer, DG9 0QR, telephone 01776 870685
Sandra Alder, Jean Sheppard
Dumfries and Galloway recorder:
Nearby branches of the SOC
Find out more about SOC Stewarty branch
Find out more about SOC Dumfries branch
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.