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  • Scotland's Bird Club

    Dumfries

    Headquarters

You can find out about our Dumfries branch below. 

  • Talks

    While social distancing remains in place due to Covid-19, SOC Council has decided that all face-to-face indoor branch meetings should be postponed until at least the end of 2020 when the situation will be reviewed.  This is in order to ensure the safety of our members and speakers. 

    However, we are pleased to announce that the branch will be running some virtual meetings, via Zoom, and we hope that you will be able to join us.

    An invitation with a link to the Zoom meeting will be sent out a few days before the event via email.  To receive this notice, please ensure that you are on the appropriate mailing list held by HQ.  If you are unsure, you can check your mailing list preferences by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or if you know you do not receive branch notices but would like to, you can sign up here.

    For instructions on how to use Zoom, please click here.

    When:

    On the following Wednesdays at 7.30pm:

    2 Sep 2020       AGM

    9 Sep 2020       John Miles - Caithness: The forgotten part of Scotland

    14 Oct 2020     Ben Darvill (BTO) - Tracking Short-eared Owls

    11 Nov 2020    Brian Smith - The Pied Flycatchers of Carstramon Wood

    9 Dec 2020      Edmund Fellowes - Quiz

    Further meetings will be announced in due course.

    Contact:

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    Venue:

    Once indoor meetings resume, they will be held at Dumfries Baptist Church Centre, Gillbrae Rd DG1 4EJ (click here for a map of the venue and surrounding area).

  • Outings

    *UPDATE - following the new 6 person / 2 household rules in Scotland in place from 14 September 2020, all branch outings are on hold until further notice*

    For guidance on how branches are managing outings in relation to Covid-19, please click here.

    Sat 24th Oct 
    River Nith around the Whitesands area, led by Edmund Fellowes. Meet at Dock Park at 9.00 am.

    Sat 28 Nov
    Castle Loch, Lochmaben, led by Drew  Davidson. Meet at the Lochfield Cottage car park at 9.30am (adjacent to the A709 just beyond the end of the Lochmaben 30mph zone, heading in the direction of Lockerbie).

    Contact

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  • Branch Committee

    Secretary, Treasurer and representative on SOC Council:

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    Chair:

    John Riddet 

    Committee members:

    Drew Davidson, Christine Dudgeon, Edmund Fellowes, Heather Stevenson, Robin Thomson and Andrew Turney

    Dumfries and Galloway recorder:

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  • Other Information

    Talks reminders:

    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.

    Forums/News group:

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

    Nearby branches of the SOC

    Find out more about Stewartry branch Visit the West Galloway branch page

    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. 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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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.