The former Caithness district of Highland
Local recorder for the area:
7 Duncan Street, Thurso, Caithness, KW14 7HZ
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.
The 2012 Caithness Bird Report is now available to download free by clicking here. The report is available in digital form only. Please note that an error has been spotted in the introduction of the 2012 report; the statement regarding the breeding colony of Sandwich Terns at St John’s Pool should read “inland colony”, not “mainland colony”.
Julian Smith, St John, Broch, Dunnet, Caithness
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.
REVISED EDITION - THE BOOK!*Now sold out*
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. Although it has sold out, second-hand copies of this excellent publication may still be available through internet booksellers and occasionally from Waterston House.