Scottish Borders – local government area
Local recorder for the area:
David Parkinson and Martin Moncrieff
01896 822 028 (David)
01835 822398 (Martin)
The preferred option is to use BirdTrack, the BTO bird data handling system that the SOC helped develop. However, we may be able to accept databased or spreadsheet records – please contact Recorder who will advise on format and upload your records to BirdTrack. Will accept spreadsheet records at any time of year but prefer quarterly rather than annually. Date order preferred.
Any bird records submitted to BirdTrack are automatically sent to the Local Recorder (with your permission). This applies to any part of the UK, so there is no need to submit records to the different areas any more.
Borders Bird Report:
No. 35 (2018). The 191-page Report covers summaries of the 209 species recorded during the year, including the first Lesser Yellowlegs for Borders. Also in the Report are an account of the Lesser Yellowlegs find, an account of the finding of a Melodious Warbler at St Abb’s Head (the second for Borders), a report on the first fully co-ordinated survey of breeding seabirds along the Berwickshire coast since Seabird 2000 and a brief outline of some of the findings of Breeding Bird Surveys in SE Scotland between 1994 and 2017. Also included is the ringing report for Borders.
The Report is illustrated with colour photographs taken by local birders and is generously supported by a graphs depicting trends of species records in recent years.
£10, plus £2 p&p (if posting required)
First year of publication:
Contact Malcolm Ross (as above).
Borders Local Records Committee
Fran Evans, Dave Graham, Martin Moncrieff and David Parkinson
Species that the committee considers:
Leach’s Petrel, Bittern, Bean Goose, Snow Goose, Red Kite, White-tailed Eagle, Spotted Crake, Avocet, Temminck’s Stint, Grey Phalarope, Red-necked Phalarope, Long-tailed Skua, Roseate Tern, Little Owl, Nightjar, Hoopoe, Shore Lark, Golden Oriole.
Scottish rarities (ie all those on the SBRC List) should also be sent to the Recorder, who will forward them to SBRC.