• 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

  • The 2018 Scottish Birdwatchers’ Conference

    Donald Watson Centenary Special

    Saturday 17th March, Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), Barony Campus, Parkgate, Dumfries

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  • Join the SOC today

    Whether you’re new to birdwatching, a keen ornithologist or somewhere in between, the SOC can help you further your knowledge and enjoyment of Scotland’s wonderful birdlife.

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  • An Exhibition of Textile and Mixed Media by Kalamkari

    Inspired by the nature around them, and featuring birds and flowers, Kalamkari's upcoming show will be the group's second exhibition at Waterston House. 

    On show Saturday 13 January - Wednesday 14 February 2018 from 10am - 4pm daily. Entry is free.

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  • The 2018 Scottish Birdwatchers’ Conference

    Donald Watson Centenary Special

    Saturday 17th March, Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), Barony Campus, Parkgate, Dumfries

    Book Online

  • Join the SOC today

    Whether you’re new to birdwatching, a keen ornithologist or somewhere in between, the SOC can help you further your knowledge and enjoyment of Scotland’s wonderful birdlife.

    Find Out More

  • An Exhibition of Textile and Mixed Media by Kalamkari

    Inspired by the nature around them, and featuring birds and flowers, Kalamkari's upcoming show will be the group's second exhibition at Waterston House. 

    On show Saturday 13 January - Wednesday 14 February 2018 from 10am - 4pm daily. Entry is free.

    Find Out More

SCOTTISH BIRDS

The Club's quarterly journal.
December issue now out!

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YOUNG BIRDERS

Find out how SOC supports and encourages young birdwatchers

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Research & Surveys Fund

Deadline for applications:
31 Jan 2018

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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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SCOTTISH BIRD REPORT ONLINE

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

What's On

BECOME A MEMBER

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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