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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

  • Avian Flu Podcast

    Settle in with Mark Lewis, SOC's Birding & Science Officer alongside guest and Isle of May Reserve Manager, David Steel, to understand more about the virus and how it's affecting Scotland's already threatened, treasured seabird populations  

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  • What it's Like to be A Bird

    Exhibition by Catherine Rayner

    On show 4 August - 25 September 2022, Wednesday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm

    Free entry and open to all

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  • Bird Flu

    We're aware of the alarming, ongoing situation with Avian Flu and the reports of dead or unwell birds around Scotland

    Here's what to do if you find a bird that may be affected by the virus

    Find Out More

  • What it's Like to be A Bird

    Exhibition by Catherine Rayner

    On show 4 August - 25 September 2022, Wednesday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm

    Free entry and open to all

    Find Out More

  • Bird Flu

    We're aware of the alarming, ongoing situation with Avian Flu and the reports of dead or unwell birds around Scotland

    Here's what to do if you find a bird that may be affected by the virus

    Find Out More

  • Avian Flu Podcast

    Settle in with Mark Lewis, SOC's Birding & Science Officer alongside guest and Isle of May Reserve Manager, David Steel, to understand more about the virus and how it's affecting Scotland's already threatened, treasured seabird populations  

    LISTEN NOW

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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