Publishing original material, articles, notices, branch and Club news, along with up to date information on birds in Scotland (including reports of rare and scarce bird sightings), our members tell us that Scottish Birds is one of the key benefits of belonging to the SOC.
Scottish Birds is the quarterly journal for SOC members and is published in March, June, September and December annually in hard copy format. Considered to be a leading authority on Scottish ornithology, Scottish Birds offers readers the complete story of birds in Scotland and acts as a channel of communication for SOC members.
Its different sections have been developed to meet the wide needs of the birdwatching community and it's a firm favourite amongst photographers for its first-class photography.
As of the June 2021 issue, a complimentary digital version of the journal is available and members should have received an email from us to active their account. Please use the link below to login or contact us if you're experiencing difficulties accessing your account. Not a member? To judge the quality of the publication for yourself, take a sneak peek at the latest issue or request a sample issue in the post.
Scottish Birds Editorial team:
Editor, Peer-reviewed Papers and Notes:
Dr Stan da Prato
Dr I. Bainbridge, Dr M. Marquiss, R. Swann, Dr W. Miles & Dr C. R. McKay
Editor, maps & graphs:
Editor, Club Articles, News and Views:
Editors, Birding Articles and Observations:
Dr Stuart L. Rivers, Harry Scott, Mark Wilkinson
Editor, Book Reviews:
Ed Austin, Dr J Frank, Bridget Khursheed
Contributions to Scottish Birds
Passing on your feedback to the Editors
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Purchase single issues
The current and recent back issues of the journal are available in hard copy format from Waterston House, SOC Headquarters, priced at £7.50 each plus p&p. To place an order, please contact us.
Scottish Birds online archive
Older back issues of the journal can now be downloaded in a searchable PDF format. Click here to start searching.