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, York Place, Perth PH2 8EP on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm.

CONTACT US: birdsatpsns@btinternet.com

WINTER LECTURES 2018 – 2019

All indoor meetings are held on Wednesdays at 7.30pm in the Sandeman Room, AK Bell Library, York Place, Perth PH2 8EP. Evenings conclude over tea and coffee.

October 10: ‘A year on an Icelandic estuary’ –
Rachel Stroud, Ornithological Researcher

November 07: ‘Diseases in birds within our gardens’ –
Barry Caudwell, Abernyte, biochemist and bird ringer

November 28: ‘Glen of the Lapwing, Wildlife on a Highland Perthshire Estate’ – Keith Brockie, Wildlife Artist, Fearnan.
Keith is publishing his new book on “The Glen of the Lapwing’ in Autumn

January 09: ‘The Drakensburg Mountains and Swaziland’
Moira Hutchison, PSNS Member

February 06: ‘Shetland’s birds’– Jeff Banks, PSNS Member

March 06: Ornithological Section AGM & Members’ night