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We would love to see your wild bird images from across Scotland, however we have decided not to publish photos of Schedule 1 species taken during the breeding season unless; away from breeding areas, or at a recognised public viewing site. Click here to find out which species are covered. We will also not publish nest photographs or images known to have been obtained by over zealous pursuit or unwarranted disturbance.The SOC reserves the right not to publish photographs at our discretion. All photographs are subject to approval before going live and will not immediately appear on the site. If you would like any guidance on uploading your images, please get in touch with us.

Scottish Birds PhotoSpot feature

Every quarter, an image that has been uploaded to the SOC website is selected and featured in the PhotoSpot section of the SOC’s quarterly members’ journal, Scottish Birds. Upload your photos now to be in with a chance of your image being chosen – it’s open to all!


Thank you very much for choosing to upload your images to the SOC website. However, due to pressing server space  concerns, we are now kindly asking users of this facility to:
– Limit the number of similar images uploaded of the same species. Please instead select up to a maximum of three images for upload. If more than three similar images of the same species are uploaded, the photo committee will select which three are published.
– Please resize all images so that the maximum length of the longest side does not exceed 1100 pixels.
Image file size should be an absolute maximum of 2MB or less.
Thank you very much for sharing your photographs on the website.

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Select an image to upload to the Photo Gallery

  • Choose an image to upload
  • *PLEASE NOTE*: Please resize your pictures accordingly BEFORE uploading: the maximum length of the longest side must not exceed 1100 pixels. Otherwise the file may fail to upload. Files should be PNG, JPEG or GIF.
  • Give your image a title e.g. Great Spotted Woodpecker and young at feeder
  • Select a species (or subspecies if known) from the drop-down menu. Subspecies are denoted by ‘-‘
  • Please enter undisclosed if species/site sensitive to disturbance or private address. Select unknown if you are unsure of location
  • Select the relevant recording area from the drop-down menu
  • Please select undisclosed if site/species sensitive to disturbance. Select unknown if you are unsure of the location.
  • Please do not repeat information you have already entered/selected for, this area is for anything new you would like to add about the image e.g. light, weather conditions when photographing or about the equipment you used to get the shot.
  • For SOC use only
  • The Club is trying to build a bank of images for SOC use only (i.e. in Club-related literature and web material). If you’re happy for the SOC to use your image in this way, please tick the box (any images used will be credited to the photographer).
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