Ayrshire Bird Report 2017

Welcome to the 2017 Ayrshire Bird Report.  Having felt that something was missing in our lives (!) – in the form of the annual Ayrshire Bird Report – the decision was taken to bring the series up to date, starting with the 2017 edition.  The main reason for doing this was to improve access to information on Ayrshire’s birds.  This time, however, the medium used is not the familiar printed version but instead it is available for free as a PDF download by clicking here.  Once again, the report has been supported by the Ayrshire Branch of the SOC, and both editors are grateful for the help and advice received from the SOC local recorder for Ayrshire, Fraser Simpson.

Angus Hogg and Dave Grant, Editors

Contents of the 2015-16 Report

200 pages including 40 full-colour inner pages with 80 photographs

  • Editorial, Anne Dick
  • Green Woodpecker in Ayrshire, Angus Hogg
  • Colour Ringed Gulls 2015-16, David Grant
  • Birds of the Upper Stinchar, Dick Vernon
  • Barn Owls in Ayrshire 2015, David Gray and Jim Thomson
  • Kestrel Annual Report 2015, Gordon Riddle
  • Lesser Whitethroat in Ayrshire 2015, Tom Byars
  • Ailsa Craig Breeding Report 2015, Crystal Maw
  • Systematic List 2015, Fraser Simpson
  • Photo Section: Peter Halbert, Angus Hogg and Bruce Kerr
  • Barn Owls in Ayrshire 2016, David Gray and Jim Thomson
  • Kestrel Annual Report 2016, Gordon Riddle
  • Lesser Whitethroat in Ayrshire 2016, Tom Byars
  • Systematic List 2016, Fraser Simpson
  • List of Contributors, Fraser Simpson
  • SOC Membership Leaflet

Front cover photo of Stonechat at Greenan by Thomas Reid

Contents of 2014 Report

  • Editorial, Anne Dick
  • Colour Ringed Gulls Need You, Dave Grant
  • The Kestrel in Ayrshire 2014, Gordon Riddle
  • Barn Owls in Ayrshire 2014, David Gray and Jim Thomson
  • Lesser Whitethroat in Ayrshire 2014, Tom Byars
  • Dipper Report 2014, Ian Todd
  • Systematic List compiled by Fraser Simpson

Artwork

  • Facing page and rear cover drawings by Fraser Simpson
  • Front cover photo of Stonechat at Greenan by Thomas Reid
  • Photographs by Angus Hogg and Thomas Reid

Contents of 2013 Report

  • Editorial, Anne Dick
  • The Kestrel in Ayrshire 2013, Gordon Riddle
  • Barn Owls in Ayrshire 2013, David Gray and Jim Thomson
  • Lesser Whitethroat in Ayrshire 2013, Tom Byars
  • Systematic List compiled by Fraser Simpson (also available online)

Artwork

  • Facing page and rear cover drawings by Fraser Simpson
  • Front cover photo of Stonechat at Penwhapple by Angus Hogg
  • Garganey, Gordon McCall
  • Notebook Sketches by Dave Grant
  • All other photographs by Angus Hogg

Contents of 2012 Report


112 pages including 8 full-colour inner pages with 13 photographs; coloured photos within articles; 3 drawings.

  • Editorial by Fraser Simpson
  • Lady Isle, an important island in the conservation of the west of Scotland’s Herring Gull population by David Grant
  • The Kestrel in Ayrshire 2012 by Gordon Riddle
  • River Ayr Dippers – Breeding Details 2012 by Ian Todd
  • Systematic List compiled by Fraser Simpson
  • Recent Rarities & Scarcities in Ayrshire by Angus Hogg, Bruce Kerr, Tom Byars
  • Gazetteer of Sites in Ayrshire compiled by Fraser Simpson
  • Checklist of Ayrshire Birds compiled by Angus Hogg & Fraser Simpson

Contents of 2011 Report


128 pages including 8 full-colour inner pages with 13 photographs; 15 drawings; 14 black & white photos.

  • Editorial by Fraser Simpson
  • Pallid Harrier in Ayrshire by Gordon McAdam
  • The Kestrel in Ayrshire 2011 by Gordon Riddle
  • Sparrowhawk Breeding Details 2011 by Ian Todd
  • River Ayr Dippers – Breeding Details 2011 by Ian Todd
  • Chronological Summary by Angus Hogg
  • Systematic List compiled by Fraser Simpson
  • Recent Rarities & Scarcities in Ayrshire by Dave Grant, Pete McEwan, Angus Hogg
  • Gazetteer of Sites in Ayrshire compiled by Fraser Simpson
  • Checklist of Ayrshire Birds compiled by Angus Hogg & Fraser Simpson

Contents of 2010 Report

124 pages including 8 full-colour inner pages with 13 photographs; 18 black & white artwork pieces; 11 black & white photos.

  • Editorial by Fraser Simpson
  • The Rise, Fall and Disappearance of Ayrshire’s Stonechats by Angus Hogg
  • The Kestrel in Ayrshire 2010 by Gordon Riddle
  • Sparrowhawk Breeding Details 2010 by Ian Todd
  • River Ayr Dippers – Breeding Details 2009/2010 by Ian Todd
  • Chronological Summary by Angus Hogg
  • Systematic List compiled by Fraser Simpson
  • Recent Rarities in Ayrshire by Angus Hogg, Jason McManus & Dick Vernon
  • Checklist of Ayrshire Birds compiled by Angus Hogg & Fraser Simpson

Contents of 2009 Report

124 pages including 13 pencil drawings and 23 photographs:

  • Introduction by Fraser Simpson
  • Kilkerran Re-visited: What’s happening to our summer visitors? by Angus Hogg
  • The Kestrel in Ayrshire 2009 by Gordon Riddle
  • Sparrowhawk Breeding Details 2009 by Ian Todd
  • Chronological Summary by Angus Hogg
  • Systematic List by Fraser Simpson
  • Recent Rarities in Ayrshire: Franklin’s Gull & Yellow-browed Warbler by Bruce Kerr
  • Ayrshire Butterfly Reports 2008-2009 by Fraser Simpson

Contents of 2000 Report

  • Ailsa Craig – Before and After the Eradication of Rats in 1991 by Bernie Zonfrillo
  • The Kestrel in Ayrshire 2000 by Gordon Riddle
  • Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS) in Ayrshire by Kevin Waite
  • Chronological Summary by Angus Hogg
  • Systematic List

Contents of 2001 Report

  • The Birds of Turnberry by Angus Hogg
  • The Kestrel in Ayrshire 2001 by Gordon Riddle
  • That Redhead’s No Lady by Dave Grant
  • Quarter Century of the Ayrshire Bird Report by Kevin Waite
  • Ringing in Ayrshire by Dave Grant
  • Chronological Summary by Angus Hogg
  • Systematic List