Ornithology

Welcome to Perth and Perthshire’s Bird Watching Group

Ornithological Outings 2022

April 23   (Saturday)         Lindores and Birnie Lochs      Meet at Broxden car park, 10.30am

May 4      (Wednesday)    Kinnoull Hill                Meet at Corsie Hill car park, 6.30pm

May 28   (Saturday)      Doune Ponds and Argaty Red Kite Centre     Meet at Broxden car park, 10.30

Jun 8       (Wednesday)     Loch Tullybelton                   Meet at Broxden car park, 6.30pm

Transport will be based on car sharing with a donation to the driver for petrol.  Meet at the east end of Broxden car park.

 Members should bring a packed lunch on all day outings.

No dogs please.

Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for rough walking.

It would be helpful if you are intending to come to an outing to let Pam Reynolds know: e-mail pamreynolds@blueyonder.co.uk or text 07896996303 Thank you.

Members, their relatives and friends attend at their own risk

Winter Meetings Session  January to February 2022

These Section meetings took place on zoom

We had hoped to return to ‘live’ meetings in the Sandeman Room at the AK Bell Library if possible. However, with the continuing Covid-19 situation, we have had to continue having meetings by Zoom. Recordings of some talks are available to view.

12th January; “Tracking Short-eared Owls” John Calladine, Senior Research Ecologist, BTO

John tells a fascinating story of where these owls may wander off to, having spent much time and effort to follow their movements by tracking. You’ll be amazed.

9th February;  “The Tay Reed Beds”  Vicky Turnbull, RSPB Tayside Reserves Warden

Are they just impenetrable reeds, hiding any view of life on the mud flats beyond, or is there life to be seen? The natural history of a specific environment.

23rd February: AGM, followed by “A glimpse of Alaska” John Duncan

John has been to Alaska a couple of times recently. As a keen ornithologist and photographer this talk will be a look at the state and its wildlife – some of the birds, and its’ other fauna.

Please try to attend this meeting and the AGM as the future direction of the section should be decided. Papers for the AGM can be downloaded from the links below:

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Who are we?

  • We are a bird watching club for people interested in birds, nature and conservation.
  • We aim to encourage people with an interest in birds and other wildlife to develop that interest …….
  • …..  by providing the opportunity with indoor talks and outings, and encouraging an individuals own activities.
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  • You may be new to bird watching, a keen ornithologist or just wanting to find out more about the wonderful birds we can see every day; we can help you with study and enjoyment.
  • At the time of writing, in the Covid-19 pandemic our normal activities have been largely suspended. The Group’s indoor talks were cancelled but the PSNS continued to support ornithology in the Curious Minds series when it recommenced in March 2021.
  • We hope to encourage taking notes and keeping records. We encourage members to make use of national recording forums such as BirdTrack.
  • Please contact us to register your interest at birdsatpsns@btinternet.com right now, no need to wait until we have the organised programme up and running.


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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 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.

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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.

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. 

Read the Ornithologists contributions to the PSNS’ “40 years of change and a Year of Covid” on this web site.

CONTACT US: birdsatpsns@btinternet.com