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  • Scotland's Bird Club

    Dumfries

    Headquarters

You can find out about our Dumfries branch below. 

  • Talks

    Venue:

    Dumfries Baptist Church Centre, Gillbrae Rd DG1 4EJ (click here for a map of the venue and surrounding area).

    SOC Dumfries Branch – Northumberland Trip – April 2016

    SOC Dumfries Branch – Northumberland Trip – April 2016

    When:

    On the following Wednesdays at 7.30pm:

    13 Nov 2019 

    Stan da Prato – Wildlife of the East Lothian coast

    11 Dec 2019 

    Julia Gallagher – How the RSPB is supporting Black Grouse and Greenland White-fronted Geese as part of the Galloway Glens Heritage Lottery Fund project

    08 Jan 2020 

    Gordon Riddle – Island Kestrels: Seychelles, Mauritius and Cape Verde

    12 Feb 2020  

    Tom Churchyard – Access all areas: How we successfully removed invasive Black Rats from the Shiant Isles

    11 Mar 2020 

    Norman Elkins – Birding the Balearics   

    08 Apr 2020  

    AGM & Ed Forrest – Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere

    Contact:

    Lesley Creamer, Braeside, Virginhall, Thornhill, DG3 4AD. Send Lesley an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 01848 330821

  • Outings

    Sat 23 Nov 2019           

    Loch Ryan (Alex Banwell)

    Sat 11 Jan 2020           

    Southerness & Mersehead (Edmund Fellowes)

    27-30 Apr 2020

    Forth coast from Musselburgh to St Abbs (Duncan Irving)

    Contact:

    Lesley Creamer, 01848 330821 or send Lesley 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., Tel 01848 330821

    Chair:

    John Riddet 

    Treasurer and representative on SOC Council:

    Alex Banwell

    Committee members:

    Christine Dudgeon, Drew Davidson, Edmund Fellowes, Monica Callander and Robin Thomson

    Dumfries and Galloway recorder:

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

  • 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.