You can find out about our Dumfries branch below.
Our talks programme will resume in autumn 2022; Dumfries branch talks will be held as a hybrid (online/in-person) programme and details are given below.
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14 Sep Cat Barlow – Southern Scotland Golden Eagle Project
21 Sep Pete Moore – RSPB Insh Marshes (online)
12 Oct Peter Mawby – Counting birds: Ducks to Dippers
19 Oct Ciaran Hatsell & Jude Lane – The Gannet (online)
09 Nov Mark Wilson – Tracking migrant passerines
23 Nov Birds and Us, A 12,000 Year History – Q&A with Tim Birkhead (online)
14 Dec Gavin Chambers – My transition from Lake Vyrnwy to Dumfries and Galloway
21 Dec Mary Colwell & Dave Parrish – The Curlew (online)
Venue for indoor meetings:
Dumfries Baptist Church Centre, Gillbrae Rd DG1 4EJ (click here for a map of the venue and surrounding area).
Branch outings have resumed, and details of upcoming walks will be announced here in due course. Excursion details will be sent to SOC Dumfries branch members by email, if you have signed up for this (or click here if you haven't already done so).
Secretary and representative on SOC Council:
Christine Dudgeon, Edmund Fellowes, Robin Thomson and Andrew Turney
Dumfries and Galloway recorder:
Members who've consented to Local Branch news and events e-communications from SOC, are sent 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 make sure you've completed a Mailing List Consent Form to allow the Club to contact you. If you've already completed a form, check your junk/spam/clutter folders to make sure our emails aren't landing there. Still nothing? Contact Headquarters as we may not have a correct or up to date email address on file for you.
Nearby branches of the SOC
Birdwatching in Dumfries
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.