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    Dumfries and Galloway


Area covered:

All of Dumfries and Galloway region


Local recorder for the area:

Paul Collin

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‘Gairland’, Old Edinburgh Road

Minnigaff, Newton Stewart
Wigtownshire, DG8 6PL


Dumfries and Galloway Bird Report


Brian. D Henderson

Assistant Editor:

Gavin Chambers

Contributing authors:

Andrew Bielinski, Gavin Chambers, Drew Davidson, Brian D. Henderson, Richard Mearns, Colin Mitchell, Andy Riches and Alison Robertson.

Prepared for publication by:

Mark Pollitt

County Recorder:

Paul N. Collin

Featured Artist:

The late, Donald Watson

Photographs and illustrations by:

Paul Collin, Ruth Eastwood, Dan Gornall, Brian D. Henderson, Dave Grant, Laura Shearer, AlanMcFadyen, Alyn Chambers, Gavin Chambers and Pete Garrity

Latest issue:

No 27 (2016). Cost: £6 for SOC Members, £8 non-members, plus £2 UK p&p if necessary, or available from SOC HQ (please phone to check report is in stock first).

Available from:

Peter Swan, 13, Robb Place, Castle Douglas DG7 1LW, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 01556 502 144. Please make cheques payable to ‘SOC Dumfries and Galloway Branches”.

First published:


Back issues:

Most back issues are available, priced at £4 including p&p. Available from Peter as above.

Address for correspondence:

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Dumfries & Galloway Bird Records Committee

Species that the committee considers:

Red-necked Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, Cory’s ShearwaterGreat Shearwater, Sooty Shearwater, Balearic Shearwater, Purple Heron, White-fronted Goose (albifrons), Bean Goose, American Wigeon, Green-winged Teal, Ferruginous Duck, Ringed-necked Duck, Surf Scoter, Honey Buzzard, Montagu’s HarrierRough-legged Buzzard, Hobby, Ptarmigan, Capercaillie, Spotted Crake, Corncrake, Common Crane, Stone Curlew, Avocet, American Lesser Golden Plover, Little Ringed Plover, Kentish Plover, Temminck’s Stint, Pectoral Sandpiper, Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, Red-necked Phalarope, Grey Phalarope, Long-tailed Skua (non-adults), Sabine’s Gull, Ringed-billed Gull, Caspian GullYellow-legged Gull, Iceland Gull (kumlieni), Roseate Tern, Little Auk, Bee-eater, Hoopoe, Wryneck, Lesser Spotted WoodpeckerShort-toed LarkWoodlark, Shore Lark, Richard’s Pipit, Tawny Pipit, Yellow Wagtail (all races), Bluethroat, Pallas’s Warbler, Icterine Warbler, Melodious Warbler, Barred Warbler, Firecrest, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Bearded Tit, Marsh Tit, Golden Oriole, Red-backed Shrike, Woodchat Shrike, Chough, Serin, Common Rosefinch, Hawfinch, Cirl Bunting, Ortolan Bunting, Lapland Bunting, Little Bunting, Corn Bunting, plus any other species not previously recorded in Dumfries & Galloway.

Species in bold will be forwarded to the Scottish Bird Records Committee for assessment.


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