• 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

  • An Exhibition of Artwork by Keith Brockie

    Glen of the Lapwings is the title of Keith Brockie's new exhibition at the Waterston House. It presents the result of two years work observing and sketching wildlife on a Perthshire Estate. 

    Over two years, Keith worked in the field recording and sketching over 110 species of birds, with each season bringing its share of activity.  In the springtime the glen was alive with the sound of displaying waders such as Curlews and Lapwings. The extraordinary display of Black Grouse was another boon for Keith. The winter months brought a different kind of drama when Keith witnessed both Golden and White-tailed Eagles hunting Mountain Hares. 

    On show Saturday 1 September until Wednesday 3 October 2018 from 10am - 4pm daily. Entry is free.

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  • Second Hand Book Sale

    Throughout September, there will be 50% off all second hand books in the bookshop at Waterston House. We have a wide range of natural history books available including specialist publications such as Poyser & New Naturalist, as well as field guides from all over the world, handbooks about specific species and artist publications. 

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  • 2018 SOC ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND AGM

    Birds in the Human Landscape
    Friday 26 - Sunday 28 October 2018

    We hope you can join us in Speyside- where examples of the opportunities for birds in human-dominated landscapes abound, from Swifts to Red Grouse and Peregrines - for an informative, thought-provoking and sociable weekend where we celebrate our co-existence with the wildlife around us. 

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  • 2018 SOC ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND AGM

    Birds in the Human Landscape
    Friday 26 - Sunday 28 October 2018

    We hope you can join us in Speyside- where examples of the opportunities for birds in human-dominated landscapes abound, from Swifts to Red Grouse and Peregrines - for an informative, thought-provoking and sociable weekend where we celebrate our co-existence with the wildlife around us. 

    FIND OUT MORE

  • Second Hand Book Sale

    Throughout September, there will be 50% off all second hand books in the bookshop at Waterston House. We have a wide range of natural history books available including specialist publications such as Poyser & New Naturalist, as well as field guides from all over the world, handbooks about specific species and artist publications. 

    Find Out More

  • An Exhibition of Artwork by Keith Brockie

    Glen of the Lapwings is the title of Keith Brockie's new exhibition at the Waterston House. It presents the result of two years work observing and sketching wildlife on a Perthshire Estate. 

    Over two years, Keith worked in the field recording and sketching over 110 species of birds, with each season bringing its share of activity.  In the springtime the glen was alive with the sound of displaying waders such as Curlews and Lapwings. The extraordinary display of Black Grouse was another boon for Keith. The winter months brought a different kind of drama when Keith witnessed both Golden and White-tailed Eagles hunting Mountain Hares. 

    On show Saturday 1 September until Wednesday 3 October 2018 from 10am - 4pm daily. Entry is free.

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SCOTTISH BIRDS

The Club's quarterly journal.
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Birdwatching for Beginners Courses

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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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