SOC Publications archive
Scottish Bird News
Editors: Jimmy Maxwell and Ian Francis
The quarterly magazine of the SOC until March 2009, Scottish Bird News is now provided under the cover of Scottish Birds.
Scottish Bird News has now been digitised and is available online at the Biodiversity Heritage library http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/creator/87457#/titles
The views expressed in articles in SBN are not necessarily the policy of the SOC
Records of species and subspecies recorded in Scotland on up to 20 occasions
Authors: Ian Andrews and Keith Naylor (on behalf of SBRC)
Published in December 2002, this special 56-page issue of Scottish Birds contains a definitive list of records of species and subspecies recorded in Scotland on up to 20 occasions.
Each record is listed with details of site, date, observers and references.
Author: Stuart Murray
Published in June 2002, this special 64-page supplement to Scottish Birds is a summary of the birds of this fascinating group of Scottish islands.
The book includes sections on the development of ornithology on St Kilda, conclusions and the future together with a comprehensive systematic list of all the species ever recorded there. Published by the SOC with financial support from Scottish Natural Heritage, Birds of St Kilda is now sold out.
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Scottish Raptor Monitoring Scheme Report
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.
Scottish Bird Report
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, please contact us for details.
It is with much sadness that the Club lost long-standing SOC Borders recorder, Ray Murray, in September 2016. Ray’s contribution to Scottish ornithology and to the SOC was immense and he will be greatly missed. An obituary was published in Scottish Birds Vol 37 (1), December 2016.