• Scotland's Bird Club

    Ayrshire

    Headquarters

You can find out about our Ayshire branch below. 

  • Talks

    Venue:

    Monkton Community Church & Pioneer Cafe, Main Street, KA9 2RN (click here to view a map of the venue and surrounding area).

    When:

    The following Tuesday evenings. 7pm for a 7.30pm start:

    13 Mar 2018     Ben Darvill – Technology, tags and tracks

    10 Apr 2018     AGM & Tom Byars – Dynamite in the dunes: A natural history of the Ardeer Peninsula

    Contact:

    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - 01292 541981

  • Outings

    For at least twelve years now, the branch has organised their field trips jointly with RSPB Central Ayrshire Local Group and outdoor leader Jim Thomson. There are two coach trips organised annually- one in winter and one in late spring. Members attending our monthly outings will have the benefit of an experienced observer who will be on hand to help with some of the trickier aspects of field identification.

    Sat 17 Feb 2018
    Irvine Harbour & Beach Park. Meet at 10.30am at the old Harbourmaster’s Office, Irvine

    Sat 24 Mar 2018
    Dumfries House estate & gardens.  Meet at 10.30am at Dumfries House car park

    Sat 21 Apr 2018
    Loch Doon & Ness Glen woodland. Meet at 10.30am at the Roundhouse (Loch Doon)

    28 May – 06 Jun 2018
    Birds & landscapes of the Dorset coast coach trip

    Contact:

    For outings and to arrange car share contact Jim Thomson 01292 571889 or Anne Dick 01292 541981 or send Anne an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For coach trips please contact Tony Scott on 01292 281085 or send an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Branch Committee

    Secretary:

    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Rowanmyle House, Tarbolton, Mauchline, KA5 5LU, Tel 01292 541981

    Chair

    Pat Gibbs

    Representative of the branch on SOC Council:

    David Rackham

    Treasurer:

    Ian Clark

    Committee members:

    Brian Dodson, John Drummond & Brian Lennox

    Environmental Advisor:

    Roger Hissett

    Newsletter Editor (The Stonechat)/Trips organiser:

    Tony Scott

    Indoor meetings organiser:

    Position vacant

    Outdoor meetings organiser:

    Jim Thomson

    Hon chair/President:

    Norman Lawrie

    Ayrshire recorder:

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    Assistant Ayrshire recorder:

    Angus Hogg

  • Other Information

    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. If you don’t already receive these alerts and would like to, please contact us.

    Branch newsletter:

    The Stonechatclick here to download the latest issue (September 2017) of the branch newsletterThe publication comes out twice a year in February and September. Subscribers are emailed a PDF version of the newsletter. If you would like to receive The Stonechat directly to your inbox, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Website:

    SOC Ayrshire branch sponsors a local website, www.ayrshire-birding.org.uk, which is a one-stop shop for anything to do with birds and birding in the area – news, sightings, site guides, latest photos and branch activities.

    Forum/News group:

    Ayrshire Bird News (Yahoo group) https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ayrshirebirding/. This shares news of both common and rare birds. This forum also welcomes discussion on the identification of birds in Ayrshire and other relevant birding issues plus other pertinent wildlife, conservation issues and events.

    Bird recording in this area

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

    ‘Ayrshire Birders Abroad’

    These popular holidays, organised independently by seasoned tour guide and SOC/RSPB Member Tony Scott, have taken SOC and RSPB members, as well as interested local birders, to a wide variety of places both in Europe and further afield. Please get in touch with Tony Scott as above, if you would like to receive notifications of these trips. Details of future trips are also published in The Stonechat and on the Ayrshire Birding website.

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SOC brings together like-minded individuals with a passion for birds, nature and conservation through a programme of talks, outings, conferences and via the Club’s quarterly journal, Scottish Birds.