Perth and Kinross District
Local recorder for the area:
We now prefer to receive Perth & Kinross bird records via BirdTrack , the online recording system operated by the BTO, the RSPB, BirdWatch Ireland and the SOC. All you need to do to get started is sign up as a BirdTrack user and register the sites where you birdwatch.
If you use BirdTrack to record your sightings, it will create a personal ‘diary’ you can view online. Your records will automatically be made available for the production of the Perth & Kinross Bird Report (provided you permit the local recorder to access them), for wider bird conservation issues, and to track migration and distribution patterns.
We do however continue to accept records sent directly to the local recorder at the address above. Various formats can be used:
– A Microsoft Works or Excel spreadsheet
– A Word document or equivalent. Records must be in a table format, with a column for each field.
– As a last resort, on paper – but only if less than one hundred records, due to the time required to transfer to computer.
In all cases the important thing is to include the following information: species name, count (just digits), age/sex etc, locality, date (dd/mm/yyyy), comments.
Perth & Kinross Bird Report
The Perth & Kinross Bird Report was last published in 2006
Scott Paterson (as above)
A PDF version of the Perth & Kinross Bird Reports issues 1998 to 2006, are available from Scott Paterson (as above).
Kinross Bird Atlas
Perth and Kinross Local Records Committee
Mike Bell, Keith Brockie, David Douglas and Ken Shaw
Species that the committee considers:
Perth & Kinross Local Rarities list (2016):
Bean Goose (Taiga & Tundra)
Great Northern Diver
Great White Egret (from Jan 13)
Black-necked Grebe (winter plumage)
Rough-legged Buzzard (from Jan 13)
Little Ringed Plover
American Golden Plover
Great Grey Shrike
Bearded Tit (except Tay reedbeds)
Reed Warbler (except Tay reedbeds)
Water Pipit (from Jan 13)
Hawfinch (except Scone Palace)
And any other species, not considered by the BBRC or SBRC, which is very rare or scarce in Perth & Kinross.
Scottish rarities (i.e. those in capitals on the SBRC List) should also be sent to the Recorder, who will forward them to SBRC.