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

SUMMER OUTINGS 2019

15th May (Wednesday) – Evening  visit to Loch Tullybelton – Meet at 6pm at Broxden Park & Ride.

25th May (Saturday) – Day visit to Arbroath Cliffs. Meet  at 10am at Broxden Park & Ride.

19th June (Wednesday) –  Evening stroll around the South Inch. Meet at 6.15pm at South Inch Car Park.

26th June (Wednesday) – Day visit to Den of Alyth and Loch of Kinnordy.  Meet at 10am at Broxden Park & Ride.

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  (01738 – 629 609) or Jeanne (01738 – 620 914). 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 LECTURES 2019 – 2020

9 October 2019
Revealing the mysteries of bird migration and ecology with emerging technologies –
Ben Darvill (BTO Scotland)

6 November 2019
Black Devon Wetlands RSPB Reserve – Allison Leonard (RSPB)

27 November 2019
Beavers and Ospreys at Loch of the Lowes –
Sara (Raz) Rasmussen, SWT Perthshire Ranger

8 January 2020
Ecuador – Moira Hutchison

5 February 2020
Adventures in Scandinavia – Eric McCabe, Wildscotphotos

4 March 2020
Section AGM

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.