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:
20 Sep 2018 Jeremy Brock – Overland to the Caucasus for birds
11 Oct 2018 Graham Wren – Forty years on the Farne Islands
15 Nov 2018 Hayley Douglas – Tag-n-Track: Lesser Black-backed Gulls as you’ve never seen them before
13 Dec 2018 Ian Bainbridge – Shorebirds of the Solway coast
17 Jan 2019 Mick Durham – The Wildlife of Shetland
14 Feb 2019 Keith Brockie – The Teuchat Glen: Wildlife on a Highland Perthshire estate
14 Mar 2019 Kat Keogan – Timing of breeding of seabirds in a changing climate: From a local to a global perspective
28 Mar 2019 AGM & David Lingard – Birdwatching in Italy and the work of LIPU. Followed by annual raffle and Easter ‘Eggstravaganza’
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Should the weather be bad on any date, the excursion will take place the following day OR the same day the following week. Thereafter it will be cancelled if the weather is again adverse.
Wednesday 27 June 2018
Stairhaven to Monreith for summer migrants, flowers and butterflies
22 June - 26 August 2018
P.S. Waverley’s Clyde season: Check Waverley Excursions website for cruises from Ayr for seabirds and sea mammals
Friday 24 August 2018
Crook of Baldoon & Wigtown Harbour for flocks of waders, passerines and birds of prey
Friday 14 September 2018
Garlieston for flocks of waders, including Greenshank which are usually in good numbers
Friday 28 September 2018
Mersehead RSPB for early arrivals of Barnacles and other geese, plus ducks, waders and birds of prey
Friday 12 October 2018
Caerlaverock WWT for geese, ducks, waders and birds of prey
PLEASE NOTE: A week ‘up north’ in May or June to the Highlands or Islands, and/or Spring and/or Autumn breaks could be arranged if enough members and friends wish to take part. Please contact the Secretary as soon as possible to express interest.
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.