Areas covered:

All of Dumfries and Galloway region

Local recorder for the area:

Gavin Chambers and Alyn Chambers,

Dumfries and Galloway Bird Report


Jonathan Warren

Contributing authors:

Gavin Chambers, Gary Clewly, Drew Davidson, Colin Mitchell and Jonathan Warren

Prepared for publication by:

Christine Dudgeon

County Recorder:

Paul Collin (Recorder at time of publication)

Published by:

South West Scotland Environmental  Information Centre

Cover artwork:

Paul Collin

Photographs by:

Chris Baines, Gavin Chambers, Mark Cham,bers, Edmund Fellowes Dorothy Jardine, Iain Leach, Caroline Legg and Paul O'Donnell

Illustrations by:

Brian Arneill, Paul Collin, Brian D. Henderson and Donald Watson. (Donald Watson's images have been reproduced with the kind permisssion of the Watson family)

Latest issue:

Latest Issue (No.32) 2021  cost £8 + £2 p&p if necessary

Available from:

Peter Swan, 13, Robb Place, Castle Douglas DG7 1LW, 01556 502 144. Please make cheques payable to ‘SOC Dumfries and Galloway Branches”. Copies (priced at £8) are also available to collect, by prior arrangement, from Peter or from Joan Howie (New Galloway, Tel. 01644 420 280), Brian Smith (Dalbeattie, Tel. 01556 620617) or Drew Davidson (Lockerbie, Tel. 01576 202591/07906 912558).  

First published:


Back issues:

A limited selection of back issues are available priced at £4 including p&p.  Contact Peter or Joan as above for details.

Address for correspondence:

Drew Davidson 

Dumfries and Galloway Bird Records Committee:

Species that the committee considers:

Red-necked Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, Cory’s ShearwaterGreat Shearwater, Sooty Shearwater, Balearic Shearwater, Purple Heron, White-fronted Goose (albifrons), Bean Goose, American Wigeon, Green-winged Teal, Ferruginous Duck, Ringed-necked Duck, Surf Scoter, Honey Buzzard, Montagu’s HarrierRough-legged Buzzard, Hobby, Ptarmigan, Capercaillie, Spotted Crake, Corncrake, Common Crane, Stone Curlew, Avocet, American Lesser Golden Plover, Little Ringed Plover, Kentish Plover, Temminck’s Stint, Pectoral Sandpiper, Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, Red-necked Phalarope, Grey Phalarope, Long-tailed Skua (non-adults), Sabine’s Gull, Ringed-billed Gull, Caspian GullYellow-legged Gull, Iceland Gull (kumlieni), Roseate Tern, Little Auk, Bee-eater, Hoopoe, Wryneck, Lesser Spotted WoodpeckerShort-toed LarkWoodlark, Shore Lark, Richard’s Pipit, Tawny Pipit, Yellow Wagtail (all races), Bluethroat, Pallas’s Warbler, Icterine Warbler, Melodious Warbler, Barred Warbler, Firecrest, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Bearded Tit, Marsh Tit, Golden Oriole, Red-backed Shrike, Woodchat Shrike, Chough, Serin, Common Rosefinch, Hawfinch, Cirl Bunting, Ortolan Bunting, Lapland Bunting, Little Bunting, Corn Bunting, plus any other species not previously recorded in Dumfries & Galloway.

Species in bold will be forwarded to the Scottish Bird Records Committee for assessment.

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