On the one hand, a birdwatching club. On the other, a network of volunteers across Scotland, gathering vital information about Scotland’s wild birds. SOC will help you further your knowledge and enjoyment of Scotland’s wonderful birdlife.
Joint exhibition by Helga Chart, Claire Harkess and Derek Robertson
On show from 15 August – 26 September 2021, Thursdays to Sundays 10am - 5pm
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Wildlife art available to buy online
NEW! Members' can access the latest issue of the Club’s quarterly journal
The SOC's free mobile app; 'Where to Watch Birds in Scotland'. Available for Android and Apple devices.
Where to birdwatch
Download our free app for a guide to the best places to birdwatch around Scotland or visit our library to browse a range of field guides. Know the code before you go.
Fancy some company?
Our Local Branches organise outings around Scotland. View the programme here.
Record your sightings
Report your bird sightings to the Local Recorder for the area as well as uploading them to BirdTrack.
Just getting started?
Join our Facebook Group and share your bird observations and queries with like-minded others.
Increase the personal, local and national value of your sightings
Free access to hundreds of local bird reports at your fingertips!
The Club has 15 local branches around the country
One of the SOC's greatest contributions to Scottish ornithology is the documentation of bird numbers and the maintenance of the Local Recorders' Network.
As a BirdTrack partner, we work with other organisations to promote the practice of keeping bird records and submitting them for scientific research.
Report your bird sightings to the Local Recorder for the area as well as uploading them to BirdTrack
Report your sightings
SOC brings together like-minded individuals with a passion for birds, nature and conservation through a programme of talks, outings, conferences and via the Club’s quarterly journal, Scottish Birds.
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