North-East Scotland

North-East Scotland branch

King Eider © Nick Picozzi

King Eider © Nick Picozzi


Evening talks programme


Sportsman’s Club, 11 Queen’s Rd, Aberdeen (click here for a map of the venue and surrounding area).


The following Mondays at 7.30pm:

02 Mar 2015       ”Rare Breeding Birds in the UK and North-East Scotland”, with Mark Holling

The Rare Breeding Birds Panel has been collating data on the rarest breeding species of bird in the UK since 1973 and has produced annual reports covering 40 years, so far. There are approximately 90 species with fewer than 2000 pairs which breed each year and NE Scotland is home to a good number of these. The talk tonight will outline the work of the Rare Breeding Birds Panel and show some of the findings from that 40-year archive, as well as focussing on species for which Scotland, and in particular the north east of Scotland, is important for.

Mark Holling has been Secretary of the Rare Breeding Birds Panel for nine years now, but some of you may know him as a former President of the SOC and co-author of the SE Scotland Breeding Bird Atlas. His main interests are the distribution and status of all birds, and why they occur where they do, so he is looking forward to coming back to Aberdeen to see how things compare with his home area of Lothian. Mark is originally from Yorkshire and has been birdwatching for about 50 years now.


13 Apr 2015        AGM & Ewan Weston – Terns on the Ythan



Hugh Addlesee
01330 820 949


Branch outings

No outings currently planned. Any updates will be posted here.


Hugh Addlesee (as above)


About the branch

Branch committee


Hugh Addlesee, 31 Ashtree Road, Banchory, AB31 5JB, Tel 01330 829949


John Wills


Graham Cooper

Committee member and Talks Programme Organiser:

Jenny Weston

Committee Members :

Brian Pirie, Eric Meek & Danny Heptinstall

Committee member & representative of the branch on SOC Council:

Alan Knox

North-East Scotland recorder:

Nick Littlewood


Useful information:

North-East Scotland branch Newsletter

A new development for the branch- keep abreast of the latest news, events and activities


Birdwatching in the area

Click here for our guide to Birdwatching the Ythan Estuary

Visit the RSPB’s Loch of Strathbeg nature reserve website

Bird recording in this area

Visit the North-East Scotland recording area page for details of the latest bird reports, back issues, species considered locally and for Local Recorder contact information.

The Breeding Birds of North-East ScotlandBB-NEast

Click here to read about the recent atlas, which covers Moray, Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City.

Young Birders CTA

Download the young Birder Application form - Word Doc
Download the training course application form - PDF
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