Angus and Dundee recording area

Angus and Dundee recording area

Angus and Dundee Jon Cook

Pink-footed Geese over Montrose Basin © Eric McCabe/Wildscotphotos

Area covered:

Angus and Dundee City

Local recorder for the area:

Jon Cook



write76 Torridon Road
Broughty Ferry
Dundee, DD5 3JH



01382 738495


Record submission:

The preferred method is through BirdTrack. Records made using the SOC Angus database or the earlier general SOC spreadsheet can still be used, as can written records, preferably in date and location order. Please submit all records by February of the following year.


Front Cover 2012 Waxwing SilhoutteAngus and Dundee Bird Report


Jon Cook

Latest issue:


The 2012 Angus and Dundee Bird Report is now available in the attractive ‘perfect binding’ format and has full colour front and back pages with a map of the area. Inside it contains colour photographs, a systematic list of the species recorded, a summary of the Ringing Totals for the year and an article on the Roundyhill Tree Sparrow colony and the effect of weather on its productivity.


The report is priced at £7.50, plus £1.50 UK p&p if necessary. Cheques should be made payable to the Angus and Dundee Bird Club

Available from:

Copies of the Report are available from the Montrose Basin Visitor Centre and are now available to purchase at SOC Headquarters (please call to check stock availability before travelling), or the County Recorder, Jon Cook, 76 Torridon Road, Broughty Ferry, Dundee. DD5 3JH. Telephone: (01382) 738495. Email:

First published:


Correspondence and back issues:

Please contact Jon (as above)

Angus and Dundee Bird Records Committee


Ron Downing, Bob McCurley, Chris McGuigan, Graham Smith, (vacancy). Secretary (non-voting) Jon Cook.


Species that the committee considers: (CAPITALS indicate an SBRC species)

Bewick’s Swan, American Wigeon, Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Duck, FERRUGINOUS DUCK, Surf Scoter (female only), Capercaillie, WHITE-BILLED DIVER, CORY’S SHEARWATER, GREAT SHEARWATER, Balearic Shearwater, WILSON’S STORM PETREL, Leach’s Petrel, Bittern, NIGHT HERON, CATTLE EGRET, Little Egret, Great White Egret, PURPLE HERON, White stork, Spoonbill, Honey-buzzard, BLACK KITE, MONTAGU’S HARRIER, Rough-Legged Buzzard, RED-FOOTED FALCON, Hobby, Spotted Crake, Corn Crake, Crane, Avocet, STONE-CURLEW, KENTISH PLOVER, American Golden Plover, Pectoral Sandpiper, Temminck’s Stint, WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, Pectoral Sandpiper, Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Red-necked Phalarope, Grey Phalarope, Sabine’s Gull, Ring-billed Gull, YELLOW-LEGGED GULL, CASPIAN GULL, WHITE-WINGED BLACK TERN, Black Guillemot, Little Owl, Nightjar, ALPINE SWIFT, Bee-eater, LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER, WOODCHAT SHRIKE, SHORT-TOED LARK, WOOD LARK, Shore Lark, RED-RUMPED SWALLOW, Richard’s Pipit, TAWNY PIPIT, RED-THROATED PIPIT, Water Pipit, NIGHTINGALE, Bluethroat, CETTI’S WARBLER, AQUATIC WARBLER, MARSH WARBLER, Icterine Warbler, MELODIOUS WARBLER, Barred Warbler, DARTFORD WARBLER, Pallas’s Warbler, SUBALPINE WARBLER, GREENISH WARBLER, RADDE’S WARBLER, DUSKY WARBLER, Firecrest, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Bearded Tit, Marsh Tit, Willow Tit, Crested Tit, Nuthatch, Golden Oriole, WOODCHAT SHRIKE, Chough, Rose-coloured Starling, EUROPEAN SERIN, ARCTIC REDPOLL, Scottish Crossbill, PARROT CROSSBILL, Common Rosefinch, Hawfinch, CIRL BUNTING, ORTOLAN BUNTING, RUSTIC BUNTING, LITTLE BUNTING, plus any other species not previously recorded in Angus.

Please submit descriptions for these species to the local recorder (see above) on the SBRC Rare Bird Record Form. They will be forwarded to the correct committee and the observer advised of the outcome. If the bird was photographed it is most helpful to include one or more images. For Crossbills a sound recording, sonogram or biometric data is likely to be required.


Useful links:

Find out more about BirdTrack

Find out more about SOC Tayside branch

Recommended Angus coast sites

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