You can find out about our Stewarty branch below.
Kells School, New Galloway, DG7 3RU (click here for a map of the venue and surrounding area)
On the following Thursdays at 7.30pm:
19 Sep 2019
Crystal Maw – Cousin Island: From coconut plantation to ground-breaking nature reserve
10 Oct 2019
Tom Byars – Dynamite in the dunes: A natural history of the Ardeer peninsula
14 Nov 2019
Stan da Prato – Wildlife of the East Lothian coast
12 Dec 2019
Brian Smith – Bobby’s Sand Martins and a constant effort site
09 Jan 2020
Andrew Bielinski – Steppe-ing out in Kazakhstan
13 Feb 2020
Tom Churchyard – Access all areas: How we successfully removed invasive Black Rats from the Shiant Isles
12 Mar 2020
Norman Elkins – Birding the Balearics
02 Apr 2020
Members’ Night on the theme of Scottish islands; AGM followed by Easter ‘Eggstravaganza’ and annual raffle
01644 420 280
The branch is hoping to organise a week up north to the Highlands or islands, perhaps to Speyside or the Outer Hebrides though any other ideas would be welcome. This would be between the end of April and mid-May, or between the end of May and mid-June. If interested, contact Joan Howie as soon as possible.
Please phone the night before, after 7pm, to make sure an excursion is taking place as planned - Joan 01644 420280 or Peter 01556 502144.
P.S. Waverley. Cruises to see most of UK’s seabirds and hopefully several sea mammals. Check Waverley Excursion website for Clyde timetable
Fri 30 Aug 2019
Crook of Baldoon RSPB Reserve
Fri 13 Sep 2019
Fri 27 Sep 2019
Mersehead RSPB Reserve
Fri 11 Oct 2019
Caerlaverock WWT Reserve
Joan Howie, The Wilderness, High Street, New Galloway, Castle Douglas, DG7 3RL
Chair and representative of the branch on SOC Council:
Andrew Bielinski, Mark Pollitt, Graham Smith, Ian Bainbridge
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.
Dumfries and Galloway Birding (Yahoo) groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/dumfriesandgallowaybirding
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.