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  • Scotland's Bird Club

    Stewartry

    Headquarters

You can find out about our Stewarty branch below.

  • Talks

    With the ongoing uncertainty on when face-to-face indoor meetings will be able to resume, due to Covid-19, SOC branches will continue with virtual meetings, via Zoom, until April 2022. This is in order to ensure the safety of our members and speakers, and to allow us to plan an online programme of talks that we can be confident of delivering, regardless of where things might stand in relation to the pandemic.

    An invitation with a link to the Zoom meeting will be sent out to the branch's members 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 (please note these will only be sent to SOC members).

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

    While Covid-19 restrictions remain, the branch will hold virtual meetings in conjunction with Dumfries and Borders branches. The joint sessions will be hosted and managed by Dumfries and will be held on Thursdays.

    When:

    The following Thursdays at 7.30pm:

    Thu 09 Dec         Ben Darvill and Scott Mayson – BirdTrack and bird recording

    Thu 13 Jan          Andrew Bielinski - Steppe-ing out in Kazakhstan

    Thu 10 Feb          Helen Moncrieff & Kevin Kelly - Shetland lives, shaped by birds

    Thu 10 Mar         Chris Rollie - Donald Watson’s Birds in changing landscapes

    Thu 14 Apr          Kate Clarke - Speyside wader survey

    Contact:

    Joan Howie
    01644 420 280

    Venue:

    Once indoor meetings resume, they will be held at Kells School, New Galloway, DG7 3RU (click here for a map of the venue and surrounding area)

  • Outings

    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).

    Further dates will be announced here in due course.

    Contact:

    Joan Howie on 01644 420 280 or send Joan an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Branch Commitee

    Secretary/Joint Treasurer:

    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., The Wilderness, High Street, New Galloway, Castle Douglas, DG7 3RL, tel 01644 420280

    Chair and representative of the branch on SOC Council:

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    Vice-chair:

    Mark Pollitt

    Joint Treasurer:

    Leslie Fortune

    Committee members:

    Graham Smith, Val Smith

    Dumfries and Galloway recorder:

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  • Other Information

    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.

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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.