• Scotland's Bird Club

    Scotland's Bird Club

    Welcome to the Scottish Ornithologists' Club

    WATCHING OVER OUR BIRDS

    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

  • Young Birders' Training Course 2019

    SOC and Isle of May Bird Observatory's Nature of Scotland Award nominated, 'Young Birders' Training Course', is now accepting applications from naturalists aged 16-25 years to spend a week on the Isle of May learning essential bird survey skills and techniques, funded by SOC. 

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  • Contemporary Botanical Art Exhibition

    We are delighted to present an exhibition of contemporary botanical paintings by members of the Scottish Society of Botanical Artists (SSBA), accompanied by ceramics sculpture by Ellen McCann. Botanical art differs from scientific botanical illustration by placing the emphasis on the aesthetic value of the subject and generating in the artist, and the viewer, a reflection on the beauty of nature. 

    Ellen McCann's sculptures complement the exhibition by offering a very personal response to the subject. Ellen takes inspiration from the growth patterns of plants to create sculptures that distill the essence of the natural form using ceramics and metal. 

    On show daily from Saturday 19 January until Wednesday 27 February 2019, from 10am - 4pm. Entry is free.

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  • Contemporary Botanical Art Exhibition

    We are delighted to present an exhibition of contemporary botanical paintings by members of the Scottish Society of Botanical Artists (SSBA), accompanied by ceramics sculpture by Ellen McCann. Botanical art differs from scientific botanical illustration by placing the emphasis on the aesthetic value of the subject and generating in the artist, and the viewer, a reflection on the beauty of nature. 

    Ellen McCann's sculptures complement the exhibition by offering a very personal response to the subject. Ellen takes inspiration from the growth patterns of plants to create sculptures that distill the essence of the natural form using ceramics and metal. 

    On show daily from Saturday 19 January until Wednesday 27 February 2019, from 10am - 4pm. Entry is free.

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  • Young Birders' Training Course 2019

    SOC and Isle of May Bird Observatory's Nature of Scotland Award nominated, 'Young Birders' Training Course', is now accepting applications from naturalists aged 16-25 years to spend a week on the Isle of May learning essential bird survey skills and techniques, funded by SOC. 

    Find Out More

SCOTTISH BIRDS

The Club's quarterly journal.
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Bird Identification Guided Walks

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WATERSTON HOUSE ART EVENTS

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GO BIRDWATCHING

Where to birdwatch
Find out some of our recommended sites 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.


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 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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