Bird Reports

Scottish Raptor Monitoring Scheme Reportscottish-raptor-mpnitoring-scheme-report-2010

The Scottish Raptor Monitoring Scheme Report is an annual publication of the SOC, produced on behalf of the Scottish Raptor Monitoring Group (SRMG), of which SOC is a partner. The report replaces the annual Raptor Round-up produced up to 2002.

It provides a summary of the work of the SRMG and includes status summaries for each of the 14 species of birds of prey, four species of owls and the Common Raven. Details are given of the population monitoring and productivity of Scotland’s raptors.

The report is compiled and edited by Brian Etheridge (Scottish Raptor Monitoring Officer), Mark Holling, Chris Wernham, Andrews Stevenson, Des Thompson and Helen Riley.

The latest report, along with previous years’, can be downloaded in PDF format from the Scottish Raptor Study Groups website. Paper copies of the 2005 and 2006 reports are available from Waterston House; see the Shop, Publications page for details.
The Report is supported by grant aid from Scottish Natural Heritage.


Scottish Bird Reportscottish-bird-report-2001

Editor: Ray Murray

The Scottish Bird Report (SBR) was an annual summary of our knowledge of the birds in Scotland for a particular year. Publishing of this report ended with the issue covering 2001.

While detailed records from individual areas are published in local bird reports, the SBR is a review covering all 21 recording areas in the country. It draws together the diverse records presented in local reports and attempts to summarise numbers, arrival and departure dates, breeding numbers and success, as well as records of rarities and sub-rarities across Scotland. Occasional summaries of species status appear in the SBR, usually where something significant has occurred in the year in question. These usually review the past status of the species and place the occurrences in context.

Copies of SBR are available from Waterston House, see the Shop, Publications page for details.

Scottish Bird Report online

Following a long break since the last printed edition (2001 report), the Scottish Bird Report (SBR) is back in a new online format.

SBR online gives you free access to the species descriptions from hundreds of local bird reports, allowing you to compare accounts from a particular area and between years, or simply to look up the status of a species for a selected area.

The facility is free, and easy to use: simply go to the Scottish Bird Report online page, select the species, year(s) and region(s) you’re interested in and then click ‘Display reports’. This will bring up accounts from around the country that match your search criteria.

Click here to begin searching

Local Bird Reportsborders-bird-report-no-28

Through the local branches, the SOC appoints most of the local recorders and publishes a number of Local Bird Reports, often a collaboration between the branch and the Recorder.

See below for details of the latest bird reports published by the SOC. For information on the local bird report out with these recording areas, please visit the specific recording area page for details.