Ornithology

Join us to enjoy bird watching. Our principal aim is to bring together people with an interest in bird life for mutual support 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 prepared our own Bulletins, see the Archive, but now encourage members to make use of the national recording forums such as BirdTrack.

PSNS members at Fowlsheugh

For a society with a long history, one of the principle aims of our earlier members was to form a collection of the flora and fauna of Perthshire. We are no longer going to seek and collect those those specimens for museum displays but collect 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 at any time, on a summer outing or 7.30pm Wednesday evening in the Sandeman Room at the A K Bell Library in Perth.

CONTACT US: birdsatpsns@btinternet.com

 

SUMMER PROGRAMME 2017

Wednesday, 12th April     Glenalmond College – Depart Broxden 6pm; or meet Glenalmond 6.15pm

Wednesday, 24th May      Vane Farm (RSPB – entry for non-members £5, or £3 concession) – Depart Broxden 10am.

Wednesday, 14th June      Fowlsheugh (Crawton) 3 miles south of Stonehaven – meet Broxden  9.30am.

Wednesday, 28th June     Doune Ponds and Argaty Red Kites – depart Broxden 9.30am.
Numbers are needed for the visit to Argaty so please let Pamela or Jeanne know if you wish to go by 14th June. The cost is £6 (£5 OAPs).

Please wear suitable footwear for walking and bring rainwear. On full day outings refreshments, including a packed lunch should be carried.

If you intend coming along please contact Pam (629609) or Jeanne (620914). Transport will be shared and non-drivers will be given a lift.

Members, their relatives and friends of the PSNS attend at their own risk.

Please do not bring dogs.

 

WINTER PROGRAMME 2017/18

2017

Wednesday, 11th October       Moira Hutchison   “Sri Lanka”

Wednesday,   1st November     John Duncan         “The Greater Yellowstone Eco system”

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

2018

Wednesday, 24th January         Will Cresswell     “Our birds in Africa”

Wednesday, 14th February       Jeff Banks          “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.