Clyde recording area

Clyde Recording area

The Endrick Water and the Glen Luss hills from Loch Lomond National Nature Reserve Ian Fulton

The Endrick Water and the Glen Luss hills from Loch Lomond National Nature Reserve © Ian Fulton

Area covered:

The Clyde area is defined as: South Lanarkshire, North Lanarkshire, City of Glasgow, East Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, East Dunbartonshire, West Dunbartonshire, Stirlingshire (Clyde/Loch Lomond drainage areas, the Campsie Fells, and Carron Valley Reservoir), Argyll & Bute (former Dunbartonshire part, i.e. Loch Lomond/Clyde drainage including east side of Loch Long to Arrochar (then Loin Water as boundary).

Local recorder for the area:

Iain Gibson

mouse-iconiaingibson.soc@btinternet.com

 

 

write8 Kenmure View
Howwood, Johnstone
Renfrewshire, PA9 1DR

 

call01505 705874

 

 

Assistant Recorder:

Val Wilson

mouse-iconval.wilson38@btinternet.com

 

 

writeFlat 2/1
12 Rawcliffe Gardens, Langside
Glasgow, G41 3DA

 

call0141 649 4512

 

 

 

Record submission:

The Assistant Recorder will be happy to receive bird records at any time during the course of the year. The preferred option would be to use BirdTrack, the online bird recording system, operated by the BTO, the RSPB, Birdwatch Ireland and the SOC. All you need to do to get started is sign up as a BirdTrack user and register the sites where you birdwatch. Your records will automatically be made available for the production of Clyde Birds (provided you permit the local recorder to access them), for wider bird conservation issues and to track migration and distribution patterns.

Clyde Birds 2008Clyde Birds (incorporating the Clyde Bird Report)

Editor:

Iain P Gibson

Assisted by:

Jim and Val Wilson

Latest issue:

No 22 (2008).

Contents of Clyde Birds No. 22:

Clyde Bird Report 2008: Iain P Gibson, Jim and Val Wilson
The Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS)
Clyde Bird Species List 2008
Spring/summer and autumn/winter migrant arrival dates 2008
Systematic List 2008
Short notes
Clyde Islands Bird Report 2008: Bernie Zonfrillo

Cost:

£5.00 plus £1.50 UK p&p. The 2007 report is available at £5 per copy plus £1.50 p&p.

Available from:

Val Wilson, the Assistant Recorder (address above). Also available from SOC Clyde branch meetings; SOC HQ and RSPB Lochwinnoch Reserve Shop. Please make cheques payable to “Clyde SOC”.

Back issues:

Other years may be available and an electronic gazetteer is available on request from the Val.

Contents of previous reports:

Contents of Clyde Birds No. 21:

Clyde Bird Report 2007: Iain P Gibson, Jim and Val Wilson
The Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS)
Clyde Bird Species List 2007
Spring/summer and autumn/winter migrant arrival dates 2007
Systematic List 2007
Clyde Ringing Group Report 2007: Iain Livingstone
Strathclyde Country Park Ringing Report 2007: Iain Livingstone
Clyde Islands Bird Report 2007: Bernie Zonfrillo

Contents of Clyde Birds No. 20:

Clyde Bird Report 2006: Iain P Gibson, Jim and Val Wilson
Clyde Bird Species List 2006
Systematic List 2006
Clyde Ringing Group Report 2006: Iain Livingstone
Clyde Islands Bird Report 2006: Bernie Zonfrillo

Clyde Birds No. 19:

Clyde Bird Report 2005: Iain P Gibson, Jim and Val Wilson, with illustrations by Tommy P Daniels
Clyde Bird Species List 2005
2005 Highlights of the Year
Systematic List 2005
Clyde Ringing Group Report 2005: Iain Livingstone
Clyde Islands Bird Report 2005: Bernie Zonfrillo

 

Clyde Birds No. 18:

Clyde Bird Report 2004: Iain P Gibson, Jim and Val Wilson, with illustrations by Tommy P Daniels
Clyde Bird Species List 2004
2004 Highlights of the Year
Systematic List 2004
Clyde Ringing Group Report 2004: Iain Livingstone
Clyde Islands Bird Report 2004: Bernie Zonfrillo

 

Clyde Birds No. 17:

Clyde Bird Report 2003: Iain P Gibson, Jim and Val Wilson, with illustrations by Tommy P Daniels
Clyde Bird Species List 2003
Review of the Year: Alan D Wood
Systematic List 2003
Hawfinch in Clyde: Christopher J McInerny
Clyde Ringing Group Report 2003: Iain Livingstone
Clyde Islands Bird Report 2003: Bernie Zonfrillo

 

Clyde Birds No. 16:

Clyde Bird Report No 16: Iain P Gibson, Jim and Val Wilson
Clyde Bird Species List 2002
2002 Highlights: Iain Gibson
Systematic List 2002
Mute Swan Census 2002: Jim and Val Wilson
A Recent History of Gadwall in the Clyde Area: Stuart Gibson
Clyde white-winged gulls in the winter of 2002: Christopher J McInerny & Stephen C Votier
Clyde Ringing Group Report 2002: Iain Livingstone
Clyde Islands Bird Report 2002: Bernie Zonfrillo
With illustrations by Tommy P Daniels

 

Clyde Birds No. 15:

Clyde Bird Report No 15: Iain P Gibson, Jim and Val Wilson
Clyde Bird Species List 2001
Review of the Year: James T M Towill
Systematic List 2001
A Peregrinator’s Progress: John Mitchell
Clyde Ringing Group Report 2001: Iain Livingstone
Clyde Islands Bird Report 2001: Bernie Zonfrillo
with illustrations by Tommy P Daniels

 

Clyde Birds No. 14:

Clyde Bird Report No 14: Iain P Gibson, Jim and Val Wilson
Clyde Bird Species List 2000
Review of the Year: James T M Towill
Systematic List 2000
Fluctuating Numbers of Pochard in the Clyde Area: Stuart Gibson
A Record Influx of Iceland Gulls in the Clyde Area: Stuart Gibson
Clyde Ringing Group Report 2000: Iain Livingstone
Clyde Islands Bird Report 2000: Bernie Zonfrillo
with illustrations by Tommy P Daniels

 

Clyde Birds No. 13:

Clyde Bird Report, 1999
Clyde Bird Species List 1999
Review of the Year – Iain Gibson
Systematic list 1999
Clyde Islands Bird Report 1999 – Bernie Zonfrillo

Clyde Birds No. 12:

Clyde Bird Report, 1998 – Iain P Gibson, Jim and Val Wilson
The Wetland Bird Survey
Clyde Bird Species List 1998
Review of the Year - Alan Wood
Systematic list 1998
Clyde Ringing Group Report 1998 – Iain Livingstone
Clyde Islands Bird Report 1998 – Bernie Zonfrillo

Clyde Bird Records Panel

Members:

Val Wilson (Secretary)

List of species that the committee considers:

SCOTTISH AND LOCAL RECORD COMMITTEES

Records of the following species will be accepted only if a satisfactory written description or photograph is submitted. Descriptions of species in bold type will be referred to the Scottish Birds Records Committee (SBRC List 2017 update). All others will be considered by the Clyde Bird Records Panel (CBRP). Under some circumstances a written description may be required for a species not on this list.

Bewick’s Swan Little Ringed Plover Yellow-browed Warbler
Taiga Bean Goose (out of range) Kentish Plover Radde’s Warbler
Tundra Bean Goose American Golden Plover Dusky Warbler
European White-fronted Goose Temminck’s Stint Chiffchaff (except P c collybita)
Egyptian Goose White-rumped Sandpiper Barred Warbler
American Wigeon Pectoral Sandpiper Dartford Warbler
Green-winged Teal Buff-breasted Sandpiper Subalpine Warbler (cantillans)
Ring-necked Duck Red-necked Phalarope Icterine Warbler
Ferruginous Duck Grey Phalarope Melodious Warbler
Surf Scoter (female only) Pomarine Skua Blyth’s Reed Warbler
Black-throated Diver (winter) Long-tailed Skua Marsh Warbler
White-billed Diver Mediterranean Gull (immatures) Reed Warbler
Cory’s Shearwater Sabine’s Gull Nuthatch (outside known range)
Great Shearwater Ring-billed Gull Rose-coloured Starling
Sooty Shearwater Yellow-legged Gull Nightingale
Balearic Shearwater Caspian Gull Bluethroat
Wilson’s Petrel Iceland Gull – L g kumlieni known as ‘Kumlien’s Gull’ Red-flanked Bluetail
Storm Petrel White-winged Black Tern Red-breasted Flycatcher
Leach’s Petrel Roseate Tern Yellow Wagtail (all forms except subspecies flavissima)
Night-heron Turtle Dove Citrine Wagtail
Cattle Egret Little Owl Richard’s Pipit
Little Egret Nightjar Olive-backed Pipit
Great White Egret Alpine Swift Rock Pipit (Scandinavian)
Purple Heron Bee-eater Water Pipit
White Stork Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Serin
Glossy Ibis Golden Oriole Mealy Redpoll
Spoonbill Woodchat Shrike Arctic Redpoll (C h exilipes)
Black-necked Grebe (winter) Chough Scottish Crossbill
Honey Buzzard Firecrest Parrot Crossbill
Black Kite Willow Tit (out of known range) Common Rosefinch
Red Kite Marsh Tit Bullfinch (Northern race)
White-tailed Eagle Bearded Tit Hawfinch
Montagu’s Harrier Short-toed Lark Lapland Bunting
Rough-legged Buzzard Woodlark Cirl Bunting
Goshawk Red-rumped Swallow Ortolan Bunting
Red-footed Falcon Cetti’s Warbler Little Bunting
Hobby Greenish Warbler Corn Bunting
Crane Pallas’s Warbler
Stone-curlew
Black-winged Stilt

Descriptions of the above species (or subspecies) should be submitted to the Assistant Recorder. In addition a number of subspecies recorded in Scotland on fewer than twenty occasions require submission (see http://www.the-soc.org.uk/bird-recording/up-to-20-occasions). National rarity descriptions for the British Birds Rarities Committee should also be sent to the Assistant Recorder, who can supply the appropriate form, as soon as possible after the date of observation.

Useful links:

Visit the SOC Clyde branch page

Clyde Islands recording area

Find out more about BirdTrack

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