Ornithology

Join us to enjoy birdwatching. Our principal aim is to bring together people with an interest in birds and other wildlife for mutual enjoyment and recreation. Our 3 or 4 walks a year are usually in small groups when the beginner and the expert can compare notes and help each other.

We hope to encourage taking notes and keeping records. Until 2012 we produced Bulletins which are available for download on the PSNS Publications page, but now encourage members to make use of national recording forums such as BirdTrack.

PSNS members at Fowlsheugh

For a society with a long history, one of the principal aims of our earlier members was to form a collection of the flora and fauna of Perthshire. We are no longer collect specimens for museum displays but observe, conserve and enjoy our birdlife, and maybe collect some images. It all supports our winter evenings, which inform and entertain with avian news, and a chat over tea.

Mute Swan and Canada Goose

Red Kite

Razorbill

New members are welcome to join us, on our summer outings or at our winter lectures held in the Sandeman Room at the AK Bell Library in Perth on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm.

CONTACT US: birdsatpsns@btinternet.com

WINTER PROGRAMME 2017/18

2017

Wednesday, 11th October         Moira Hutchison, Section’s Chairman
“Sri Lanka”

Wednesday,   1st November     John Duncan, Member and volunteer for BTO’s Breeding Bird Survey
“The Greater Yellowstone Eco system”

Wednesday, 22nd November  Norman Elkins, Fife Ornithological Atlas Group
“Mapping Fife’s birds”

2018

Wednesday, 24th January         Prof. Will Cresswell, School of Biology, University of St Andrews
“Our birds in Africa”

Wednesday, 14th February       Jeff Banks, Section’s Treasurer and volunteer for BTO’s Breeding Bird Survey
“From Conifers to Condors; a chap in Chile”

Wednesday, 7th March              AGM and Members Night

Meetings will be held in the Sandeman Room of the AK Bell Library, commencing at 7.30pm.