You can find out about our Stewarty branch below.
Our talks programme will resume in autumn 2022; Stewartry branch talks will be held as a hybrid (online/in-person) programme and details are given below.
For instructions on how to use Zoom, please click here.
10am (in-person meetings), 7.30pm (online meetings)
15 Sep A morning meeting to celebrate members gathering together once more, including a talk by Chris Rollie – The Honey Buzzard: A unique insectivorous rare raptor
21 Sep Pete Moore – RSPB Insh Marshes (online)
13 Oct Peter Mawby – Counting birds: Ducks to Dippers
19 Oct Ciaran Hatsell & Jude Lane – The Gannet (online)
10 Nov Mark Wilson – Tracking migrant passerines
23 Nov Birds and Us, A 12,000 Year History – Q&A with Tim Birkhead (online)
21 Dec Mary Colwell & Dave Parrish – The Curlew (online)
01644 420 280
Venue for indoor meetings:
Village Hall, Balmaclellan (click here for a map of the surrounding area)
Details of excursions will be sent to SOC Stewartry branch members by email, if you have signed up for these (or click here if you haven't already done so).
Mon 29 Aug Crook of Baldoon RSPB Reserve
Mon 12 Sep Garlieston
Thu 29 Sep Mersehead RSPB Reserve
Wed 12 Oct Caerlaverock WWT Reserve
Chair and representative of the branch on SOC Council:
Graham Smith, Val Smith
Dumfries and Galloway recorder:
Talks and outings 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. A similar reminder service operates for outings. 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.
Birdwatching in Dumfries and Galloway:
Click here for a list of recommended sites to visit and to download a free, full-colour birdwatching guide produced by D&G Council Ranger Service.
Bird recording in Stewartry:
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.