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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.
Wildlife art now available to buy online
The Club's quarterly journal.Take a peek inside the latest issue
The SOC's free mobile app; 'Where to Watch Birds in Scotland'. Available for Android and Apple devices.
Advice for bird watchers and field workers can be found here.
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.
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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