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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:

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

Recorder Fraser Simpson
4 Inchmurrin Drive
KA3 2JD email

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
Tel: 01505 705874

Assistant Recorder Val Wilson
76 Laigh Road
Newton Mearns
G77 5EQ
Tel: 0141-639 2516 email

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

Recorder Dr Bernard Zonfrillo
28 Brodie Road
G21 3SB email

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

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 . 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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