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Local Bird Recorders


Argyll   including the islands of Coll, Tiree, Mull, Colonsay, Jura, Islay and Gigha (among others), but not Bute. Excludes area formerly in West Dunbartonshire i.e. Helensburgh and the area between Loch Long and Loch Lomond.

Recorder  Jim Dickson
             11 Pipers Road,
             PA31 8UF.
             Telephone  01546 603967     e-mail:meg@jdickson5.plus.com

Ayrshire   South Ayrshire, East Ayrshire and North Ayrshire (excluding Arran and the Cumbraes)

Recorder  Fraser Simpson
                  4 Inchmurrin Drive
                  KA3 2JD       email recorder@ayrshire-birding.org.uk

Clyde   South Lanarkshire, North Lanarkshire, City of Glasgow, East Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, East Dunbartonshire, West Dunbartonshire, Stirlingshire (Clyde/Loch Lomond drainage areas, the Campsie Fells, and Carron Valley Reservoir), Argyll & Bute (former Dunbartonshire part, i.e. Loch Lomond/Clyde drainage including east side of Loch Long to Arrochar (then Loin Water as boundary).

Recorder   Iain Gibson
                    8 Kenmure View
                    PA9 1DR
                    Tel: 01505 705874          

Assistant Recorder     Val Wilson
                                  76 Laigh Road
                                  Newton Mearns
                                  G77 5EQ
                                 Tel: 0141-639 2516            email wilsonval@binternet.com

Clyde Islands  Isle of Arran, Isle of Bute and the Cumbraes

Recorder  Dr Bernard Zonfrillo
             28 Brodie Road
             G21 3SB            email b.zonfrillo@bio.gla.ac.uk

For information on the various local bird reports illustrated below contact the appropriate bird recorder.

Click the image of the Argyll Bird Report for a free PDF download of the report.

Macrihanish Seabird and Wildlife Observatory

For an unparalleled wildlife experience with superb bird watching and spectacular scenery, Machrihanish offers what is arguably the very best of Kintyre. The establishment of the purpose-built sea watching hide provides shelter for sea watchers so that observation / studies can take place during the worst weather, yet best sea watching conditions. The Observatory has become the focus of bird watching activity in Kintyre.
Visit the website by clicking here

As bird recorder for the Arran Natural History Society,I prepare the annual Arran Bird Report. This is sent to the SOC and Dr Bernard Zonfrillo.

To help with the preparation of the annual Arran Bird Report,
please send any bird notes with “what, when, where” to me at info@arranbirding.co.uk .  All contributions are welcome.  I am not just interested in rare or unusual birds, but common birds: where there are significant numbers of common birds, which birds come to the garden at different times of the year, where breeding birds have been seen, when our summer or winter  visitors have arrived or departed, and what sightings have given individuals particular pleasure.  I know that a number of people keep for their own interest, all sorts of bird notes and I would encourage these people to share this information with me, so that the basis of the annual Arran Bird Report can be as comprehensive as possible.

I look forward to hearing from you

Jim Cassels

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