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Meet the Birds

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January 2010

Get closer to birds at Gartmorn Dam this January and find out how to tell your mallard from your moorhen.

Have you ever been out for a walk enjoying the antics of the flying, diving, swimming birds that you see all around you, but realise you have no idea exactly what it is you are looking at? Then this is the day for you.

Join the RSPB Information Officer for an introduction to the colourful characters of Gartmorn Dam. You will receive tips as to how to tell your goldeneye from your mallard and have the chance to put your skills to the test from the Gartmorn Dam bird hide.

You can then come back to the visitor centre and make your very own bird feeder to help the birds in you garden through the hard winter months.

RSPB Information Officer, David Anderson, said, "Birds will delight and amaze whether you are young or old, and Gartmorn Dam is the perfect place to introduce you to their world. Find out how to recognise the different species you see all around you and give them a helping hand by making your own bird feeder."

So shake off those New Year blues, and come down to Gartmorn Dam and let us introduce you to the winter bird spectacular.

Meet at the Gartmorn Dam visitor centre at 11am on Sunday 17 January, warm clothing is recommended. For more information, contact David Anderson on 07736477475.

For more information/interviews/images, please contact Jenny Tweedie, Media and Communications Officer for the South and West of Scotland, on 0141 331 0993 or 07899 675131.


Ruth Fry, Communications Unit, Clackmannanshire Council, Greenfield, Alloa, FK10 2AD on 01259 45202 or email


The Gartmorn Dam project is part of the RSPB's Date with nature scheme to help people across the country get closer to wildlife. For more information go to the RSBP website.

RSPB Scotland is part of the RSPB which speaks out for birds and wildlife, tackling the problems that threaten our environment. Nature is amazing - help us keep it that way.
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is a registered charity: England and Wales no. 207076, Scotland no. SC037654