• Scotland's Bird Club

    Perth & Kinross


Area covered:

Perth and Kinross District


Local recorder for the area:

Position vacant


Record submission:

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


Scott Paterson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Latest issue:

The Perth & Kinross Bird Report was last published in 2006

Available from:

Scott Paterson (as above)

Back issues:

A PDF version of the Perth & Kinross Bird Reports issues 1998 to 2006, are available from Scott Paterson (as above). 


Kinross Bird Atlas

During the fieldwork for BirdAtlas 2007-11, data for the old county of Kinross were gathered from all of its 71 tetrads. The data are in the process of being mapped, eventually to be uploaded on to a CD. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.


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):
Bewick’s Swan
Bean Goose (Taiga & Tundra)
American Wigeon
Green-winged Teal
Red-crested Pochard
Ring-necked Duck
Great Northern Diver
Storm Petrel
Leach’s Petrel
Little Egret
Great White Egret (from Jan 13)
White Stork
Eurasian Spoonbill
Red-necked Grebe
Black-necked Grebe (winter plumage)
Honey Buzzard
Rough-legged Buzzard (from Jan 13)
Spotted Crake
Common Crane
Little Ringed Plover
American Golden Plover
Temminck’s Stint
Pectoral Sandpiper
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Red-necked Phalarope
Red Phalarope
Pomarine Skua
Arctic Skua
Long-tailed Skua
Great Skua
Sabine’s Gull
Little Gull
Mediterranean Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Iceland Gull
Glaucous Gull
Black Tern
Roseate Tern
Turtle Dove
Little Owl
Golden Oriole
Red-backed Shrike
Great Grey Shrike
Crested Tit
Willow Tit
Marsh Tit
Bearded Tit (except Tay reedbeds)
Shore Lark
Pallas’s Warbler
Yellow-browed Warbler
Siberian Chiffchaff
Barred Warbler
Reed Warbler (except Tay reedbeds)
Icterine Warbler
Rose-coloured Starling
Red-breasted Flycatcher
Richard’s Pipit
Water Pipit (from Jan 13)
Mealy Redpoll
Common Rosefinch
Hawfinch (except Scone Palace)
Lapland Bunting
Corn Bunting

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.


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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.