• Scotland's Bird Club



Area covered:

The former Caithness district of Highland


Local recorder for the area:

Sinclair Manson

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7 Duncan Street, Thurso, Caithness, KW14 7HZ

01847 892379


Caithness Bird Report

After a gap of 15 years, the local branch felt we should once again produce an annual report while we collate records for the missing years in an attempt to play catch up (which in due course will be available on the Caithness recording page). The report shows that Caithness does get its share of good birds but is sorely under recorded and I would urge birders to come and explore this wonderful county. Sinclair Manson, Dec 2013.

Published by:

SOC Caithness branch

Latest report:

The 2019 Caithness Bird Report is now available to download free by clicking here. The report is available in digital form only. 


Birds of Caithness including the Breeding & Wintering Atlas 2007 – 2012 

The ‘Birds of Caithness’ DVD was published in December 2015 by Caithness SOC.  It is the distillation of over 200 years of observations documenting the fascinating birdlife of the county.  The 458 page document is formatted to allow for viewing either as double-page spreads on the web or as high-resolution pdfs. To find out more about the publication, click here. There are still a few copies for sale at Waterston House, SOC's headquarters.  Please phone us on 01875 871330 if you'd like to purchase a copy.



In January 2017, Caithness SOC announced the publication of a revised edition of The ‘Birds of Caithness’, in book form! This hard-backed book is 458pp and A4 in size, with dust jacket.

The atlas’ new format includes amended maps and revised texts. The cost is £40 + p&p. To purchase a copy, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact him at 7 Duncan Street, Thurso, KW14 7HZ.


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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.