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Where to Watch Birds in Scotland - a free mobile app developed by the SOC

  • 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

  • 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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  • SPRING MIGRANTS TABLE 2019

    The popular facility brought to you by Birdline Scotland is now live on the website!

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  • Coast to Coast Exhibition

    The SOC is delighted to present Coast to Coast, a joint exhibition from Kittie Jones and Jane Smith that reflects the two artists' shared interests and sources of inspiration, albeit from their respective view points on the East and West coasts of Scotland.

    On show daily from Sunday 14 March until Wednesday 22 April 2019, from 10am - 4pm. Entry is free.

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  • Coast to Coast Exhibition

    The SOC is delighted to present Coast to Coast, a joint exhibition from Kittie Jones and Jane Smith that reflects the two artists' shared interests and sources of inspiration, albeit from their respective view points on the East and West coasts of Scotland.

    On show daily from Sunday 14 March until Wednesday 22 April 2019, from 10am - 4pm. Entry is free.

    Find Out More

  • SPRING MIGRANTS TABLE 2019

    The popular facility brought to you by Birdline Scotland is now live on the website!

    FIND OUT MORE

  • 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.
Take a peek inside the latest issue

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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

SOC's new, 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 new, 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.


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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