Trip reports

Outing Windyhills, Auchmithie, Montrose 20 May 2018

Monday, 21 May 2018

A beautiful day on the Angus coast looking for seabirds, warblers and flycatchers with some surprises. More...

Outing to Glen Esk 29 April 2018

Friday, 4 May 2018

Sixty-two bird species plus adders and slow worms. More...

Backwater, Linlathen and Kinnordy

Thursday, 29 March 2018

A beautiful day for a hunt for eagles, goshawks and grouse with mixed results! More...

Scone Palace and Loch Leven 25 February

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Lots of hawfinches at Scone, 2 little egrets at Loch Leven but the reported great white egret eluded us. More...

7 January 2018 Wader Watch

Thursday, 11 January 2018

A great start to the year with a total of 77 species seen 16 of them waders. More...

Outing to Angus Lochs and Montrose Basin

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Wildfowl at Forfar, Merton and Balgavies lochs and waders at Montrose Basin with some added excitement. More...

Migrant watch 22 October 2017

Sunday, 22 October 2017

An exciting day hunting for migrants - especially the yellow-browed warbler More...

Outing to Fife Ness 24 September 2017

Sunday, 24 September 2017

A drizzly day but some spectacular wildlife More...

Walk at Errol reed beds

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

A fine evening's walk beside the reed beds from Errol to Port Allan More...

Orkney holiday

Monday, 10 July 2017

This year's holiday was a great success with sunny weather, beautiful scenery and wonderful view of our hoped for species - hen harrier, short-eared owl, black guillemot, puffins, Arctic skuas.......... More...

Summer BBQ at Loch Kinnordy

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

A beautiful balmy evening with marsh harriers, woodcock and an otter for the sharp-eyed! More...

Balgavies Loch evening walk

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

A peaceful summer evening walk round the loch More...

Barry Buddon Open Day 4 June 2017

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Fifty-four members from local nature groups gather for this annual event. More...

Outing to Glen Lethnot

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Black grouse, red kite, green hairstreak - a colourful day! More...

Loch of the Lowes and Killiecrankie

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Mixed success looking for wood warblers, pied flycatchers, trees pipits and ospreys in Perthshire. More...

Outing to Kinnordy, Backwater Reservoir and Lintrathen 26 March 2017

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Sunny weather brings out the raptors at Backwater plus a red-necked grebe at Lintrathen More...

Guardbridge, Kilconquhar and Shell Bay

Monday, 27 February 2017

A bracing day out produced 65 species despite the forecast including sea eagle and surf scoter. More...

Wader Watch 22 January 2017

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Hunting for glaucous and Iceland gulls while we counted the number of wader species up the coast between Dundee and Montrose. More...

Guardbridge and Fife Ness 23 October 2016

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Not very many migrants but a great day nevertheless More...

Angus lochs 27 November 2016

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Icy lochs produce two spectacular birds - American wigeon and green-winged teal. More...

Spotted flycatcher on perch

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Despite unpromising weather for migrants a great day with the highlight being 2 surf scoter at Lunan Bay. More...

Puffin perched on rock, Isle of May

Saturday, 6 August 2016

A cliff walk from Auchmithie harbour towards Castlesea Bay produced 36 species including five Manx shearwater off shore. More...

Barry Buddon Open Nature Day - Sunday 5 June 2016

Friday, 5 August 2016

The annual Nature Day at Barry Buddon was once again a great success with 54 members from the five local conservation groups attending. Over 70 bird species was seen and over seven butterfly species including the rare small blue. More...

Grantown-on-Spey Weekend 29 April -2 May 2016

Thursday, 4 August 2016

A great weekend away giving members a chance to get to know each other better and see some wonderful birds with Slavonian grebe, black-throated diver and parrot crossbill being the highlights. More...

Barry Buddon Open Day

Sunday, 9 August 2009

The annual Open Day at Barry Buddon Camp near Dundee. 67 bird species including Cuckoo and Great Skua, and 16 butterflies. More...

Mill Dam and SWT Loch of the Lowes, near Dunkeld

Sunday, 31 May 2009

Day outing to Mill Dam and SWT Loch of the Lowes, near Dunkeld. 57 bird species, including Osprey, Whinchat, Tree Pipit and Redstart. More...

Sunday, 5 April 2009

Day outing to Montreathmont Forest and Montrose Basin. 71 species. More...

Sunday, 1 March 2009

Day outing to RSPB Vane Farm, with outward journey through Fife, stopping at Letham Pools. More...

RSPB Loch of Kinnordy and Glen Prosen

Sunday, 1 February 2009

Day outing to RSPB Loch of Kinnordy, Glen Prosen and Loch of Lintrathen. 61 species were seen in all, including Black Grouse, Snow Bunting and Merlin. More...

Sunday, 4 January 2009

Our annual wader watch on the Angus coastline. About 72 species, including a couple of rarities. More...

Montrose Basin and Balgavies Loch

Sunday, 9 November 2008

Day outing to Montrose Basin and Balgavies Loch. 72 species seen. More...

Sunday, 12 October 2008

Day outing to the Angus coast to look for migrants. 91 species seen. More...

North Fife

Sunday, 14 September 2008

Day outing to Fife to look for migrants. 74 species seen, including a number of passerine migrants at Fife Ness. More...

Sunday, 10 August 2008

The annual Open Day at Barry Buddon Camp near Dundee. About 70 species. More...

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Evening outing to Balkello in the Sidlaw Hills More...

Sunday, 11 May 2008

Day outing to the Killiekrankie area to look for recently arrived summer migrants. 59 species in total. More...

Sunday, 27 April 2008

Day outing to Glen Clova, with good view of Golden Eagle. More...

Sunday, 9 March 2008

Day outing visiting Ferryden, Montrose and Lunan Bay. 67 species, including Avocet, Green Sandpiper and Twite. More...

Sunday, 10 February 2008

Day outing to Slamannan and Doune, including visit to Argaty Farm for Red Kites. More...

Sunday, 13 January 2008

The annual wader watch, stopping at various places on the Angus coast from Dundee to Montrose. 72 species, including 18 waders. More...

Sunday, 25 November 2007

Day outing visiting Barry Buddon, Montrose, Montreathmont Forest, Lunan Bay. 62 species, including Little Auk, both Woodpeckers, and Waxwing for a few. More...

Sunday, 21 October 2007

A search for migrating birds on the Angus coast, with stops at Arbroath, Castlesea Bay near Auchmithie, Mains of Usan, and Montrose Basin. Not many migrants, but lots of other interest. About 70 species. More...

Sunday, 23 September 2007

Day outing to various sites around Montrose. 74 species, including Common and Velvet Scoters, Arctic and Great Skuas, Little Gull and great views of a Kingfisher. More...

Wednesday, 13 June 2007

Evening outing to Murton Wildlife Trust Reserve, near Forfar. Very cool but mainly dry. 34 species, including Temminck's Stint. More...

Sunday, 13 May 2007

Arbroath, Castlesea Bay, Auchmithie, Lunan Bay, Montrose Basin. 77 species, including Whimbrel and Great Northern Diver. More...

Sunday, 22 April 2007

46 species, including very nice views of Nuthatch and Marsh Tit, both absent from our local area. More...

Sunday, 18 March 2007

Outing to Leven, Kilconquhar and Ruddons Point. Very cold, but fine. 74 species, including Velvet Scoter, Purple Sandpiper, a very early Whimbrel and a Chiffchaff. More...

Sunday, 11 February 2007

A very wet day, but plenty of interest: Little Egret, Waxwing, Hawfinch and Killer Whale (Orca)! More...

Sunday, 14 January 2007

Wader watch outing, stopping at Balmossie, West Haven (Carnoustie), Arbroath, Montrose Basin. 67 species, including Peregrine, Jack Snipe and Glaucous Gull. More...

Sunday, 12 November 2006

A visit to Montrose Basin, but with a stop at Lunan Bay on the way. 66 species, including only the second county record of Red-rumped Swallow. Unfortunately it didn't last long .... More...

Sunday, 15 October 2006

A trip up the coast of Angus from Dundee to Montrose, stopping at various points (Arbroath, Castlesea Bay, Montrose Basin, Ferryden) to look for autumn migrants and other birds of interest. More...