All the walks are on Wednesdays and start at 10:30. Please join us if you are interested in participating in one or more of our walks and please inform the named walk coordinator by phone or email in advance.
New members are always welcome. Please contact the group coordinator, Tony Elger (01620 842525) or Jill at the Scottish Seabird Centre Office, for further details.
Please wear sturdy footwear and allow for all kinds of weather. If you have binoculars, do bring them with you.
Seabird Centre Walking with Birds Programme - January to June 2018
17 January 2018
Vane farm (RSPB) Loch Leven, meeting at RSPB car park (charge).
Coordinator: Judy Greenwood (email@example.com)
Home: 01368 863296 Mobile: 07969 642362
21 February 2018
Tyninghame, meeting at Tyninghame car park (£2 charge). Low water 10.50am
Coordinator: Gordon Gair (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Home: 0131 447 8216
7 March 2018
Cramond Island (Low water 11.24am) meeting at Cramond car park (go down to Cramond Glebe Road and stay on same road when it takes bend to right, to enter car park).
Coordinator: Nigel Hewlett (email@example.com).
Mobile: 07756 010383
11 April 2018
Lammermuirs, meeting at fisherman's car park by Whiteadder reservoir and perhaps driving round to Faseny Water later.
Coordinator: Gordon Spiers (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Home: 01875 820971, mobile: 07763 467790
16 May 2018
Pressmennan Wood, meeting at wood car park .
Coordinators: Nigel Hewlett and Jim Dalzeil (email@example.com),
Mobile 07756 010383
13 June 2018
Hopes Resevoir, meeting at car park at end of public road.
Coordinator: Tony Elger (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Home 01620 842525, mobile 07779 987362
Bird Lists 2017
22 March 2017: List of birds spotted on Corstorphine Hill, Edinburgh:
Magpie, carrion crow, blue tit, wood pigeon, stock dove, song thrush,m dunnock, chaffinch, jackdaw, wren, great tit, blackbird, bullfinch, mistle thrush, buzzard, goldfinch, robin, house sparrow and nuthatch.
19 April 2017: River Esk walk from Musselburgh
Eight people had a pleasant walk up the Esk from Musselburgh and saw mute swans, greylag geese, Canada geese, mallard, a pair of goosander, common sandpiper, herring gull, lesser and greater black-backed gulls, woodpigeon, swallow, grey wagtail, dipper, dunnock, robin, blackbird, blackcap, chiffchaff, willow warbler, blue tit, great tit, magpie, carrion crow, starling, house sparrow, chaffinch, greenfinch and goldfinch.
Also noteworthy were three types of garlic (garlic mustard, wild garlic and ramsons) and extensive purple toothwort.
14 June 2017: Around Yellowcraig
Lists of birds seen and/or heard(*) on Seabird Centre bird walk at Yellowcraig 14 June 2017
Blackbird, [lesser?] black-backed gull, buzzard, chaffinch, *chiffchaff, crow, eider, gannet, great tit, heron, herring gull, oystercatcher, piedwagtail, rook, shag, treecreeper, *willow warbler, wood pigeon, *song thrush.
There were also beautiful orchids, twayblades and yellow rattle flowers on the grassland.
6 September 2017
Three of us had a most pleasant walk around North Berwick this morning, in sunshine!
Birds seen: wood pigeon, ferral pigeon, starling, carrion crow, blue tit, great tit, robin, blackbird (m/f), swallow,
pied wagtail, nuthatch, song thrush, gold crest, gannet, shag, cormorant, great black-backed gull, tern (sandwich?), oystercatcher and juvenile eider. Also spotted a speckled wood butterfly.
4 October 2017: Barns Ness
Four of us went walking at Barns Ness this morning. It was very cold and windy! Birds hiding!
Those we managed to see included gannet, oystercatcher, herring gull, pink-footed geese, carrion crow, cormorant, great-black-backed gull, pipit, magpie, redshank, kestrel, goldfinch, heron, bar-tailed godwit.
1 November 2017: Aberlady Nature Reserve
Birds seen: Blackbird, bullfinch, carrion crow, curlew, dunlin, little egret (three), black-tailed godwit, goldfinch, pink-footed goose, great black-backed gull, herring gull, lapwing, mallard, oystercatcher, peregrine falcon, redshank, robin, shelduck, mute swan, house sparrow, wigeon, woodpigeon.