Clyde Islands recording area

Clyde Islands recording area

Cumbrae, Bute & Arran

Great Cumbrae, south Bute and north Arran © Bernie Zonfrillo

Area covered:

Isle of Arran, Isle of Bute and the Cumbraes.


Local recorder for the area:

Dr Bernard Zonfrillo


write28 Brodie Road
G21 3SB


Record submission:

The Recorder will be happy to receive bird records at any time during the course of the year. The preferred option would be to use the Clyde Bird Recording Database, which can be downloaded from this website.



Clyde Islands Bird Report (incorporated within Clyde Birds)clyde-birds-2006

See the Clyde recording area page for more information. *Please note that 2006 Clyde Bird Report has now sold out, however the report (by species) is available free online via the Scottish Bird Report facility.*


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First published:




Arran Bird Report:FrontCover2016


Jim Cassels, Bird Recorder for the Arran Natural History Society

Latest issue:

2016. With a stunning photograph of a Goldcrest by Brian Couper on the front cover it is yet another eye-catching annual report. The Arran Bird Report 2016 is a “must” for anyone interested in the birds of Arran. It includes information on all species seen on Arran, a month by month summary of what was around last year, the impact of weather on birds, information on ringed birds and reports on some of Arran’s bird projects. The uniqueness of Arran is reflected throughout the report, including the number of UK protected birds that share our island with us, as well as the differences between here and the adjacent mainland.

Over three hundred contributors sent in over twelve thousand records on one hundred and fifty-six species, one of which had last been recorded in 1983, namely Red-necked Phalarope.


£5, plus £1.50 p&p

Available from:

Shops and other outlets throughout Arran and directly from Arran Natural History Society c/o Lindsey & Robert Marr, Tiree, Brodick Road, Lamlash, Isle of Arran, KA27 8JU or contact . Cheques should be made payable to “Arran Natural History Society”.

First published:


Back issues:

Please contact  Lindsey and Robert (as above) or see the Arran Birding website for more information.



Clyde Islands Records Panel


As per Clyde recording area


List of species that the committee considers:

As per Clyde recording area

Useful links:

Visit the SOC Clyde branch page

Find out more about BirdTrack

Where to birdwatch around Scotland

Recording area home page