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  • Scotland's Bird Club

    Scotland's Bird Club

    Welcome to the Scottish Ornithologists' Club

    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.

  • Scotland's Bird Club

    Scotland's Bird Club

  • Scottish Birdwatchers' Conference 2022

    This will be held on 19th March 2022 in Elgin, in parternship with BTO Scotland

    Now open for reservations

    Juvenile Curlew © Richard Somers Cocks

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  • Close to Home

    Exhibition by Darren Woodhead

    On show 11 November 2021 - 9 January 2022, Weds - Sun, 10am - 4pm

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  • SOC/BTO Scotland Youth Events Programme

    We are excited to launch a new series of free, monthly events for people in Scotland under 30

    Enjoy a diverse programme of interactive online workshops and talks from some of Scotland’s top ornithologists, naturalists and creatives.

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  • Close to Home

    Exhibition by Darren Woodhead

    On show 11 November 2021 - 9 January 2022, Weds - Sun, 10am - 4pm

    Find Out More

  • SOC/BTO Scotland Youth Events Programme

    We are excited to launch a new series of free, monthly events for people in Scotland under 30

    Enjoy a diverse programme of interactive online workshops and talks from some of Scotland’s top ornithologists, naturalists and creatives.

    FIND OUT MORE

  • Scottish Birdwatchers' Conference 2022

    This will be held on 19th March 2022 in Elgin, in parternship with BTO Scotland

    Now open for reservations

    Juvenile Curlew © Richard Somers Cocks

    FIND OUT MORE

SCOTTISH BIRDS ONLINE

NEW! Members can access the latest issue of the Club’s quarterly journal

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Bird Identification Guided Walks

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WATERSTON HOUSE ART EXHIBITIONS

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The SOC Birdwatching APP

BIRDWATCHING APP

The SOC's free mobile app; 'Where to Watch Birds in Scotland'. Available for Android and Apple devices.

Download The SOC Birdwatching APP on app store Download The SOC Birdwatching APP on Google Play Store

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GO BIRDWATCHING

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.


BirdTrack

Increase the personal, local and national value of your sightings

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ONLINE SCOTTISH BIRD REPORT

Free access to hundreds of local bird reports at your fingertips!

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LOCAL BRANCHES

The Club has 15 local branches around the country

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RECORD YOUR SIGHTINGS

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

RECORD YOUR SIGHTINGS

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

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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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