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. Evenings conclude over tea and coffee.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Section is not holding any lecture meetings or indoor events until at least October 2021. No programme of outings is arranged for 2021, but depending on the prevailing Covid19 related guidelines there may be scope for small groups to make ad hoc arrangements. 

Members are encouraged to join our important AGM via Zoom on Wednesday 31 March 2021 – joining instructions will be emailed. Further details are in the Newsletter.

Bulletins and newsletters of the Section

The Section produced regular Bulletins from 1963-2012 recording its activities and wildlife sightings, and now produces occasional newsletters. These can be downloaded from the PSNS Publications page. 

CONTACT US: birdsatpsns@btinternet.com