You can find out about our Borders branch below.
Our talks programme has now finished for the winter 2021-22 season, and will resume in autumn 2022. Further details will be announced here in due course; talks will be held via Zoom with some indoor meetings.
For instructions on how to use Zoom, please click here.
Venue for indoor meetings:
The Townhouse Hotel, Melrose, TD6 9PQ (click here for a map and directions), though this may change.
Branch outings have resumed, and further dates will be announced here in due course. Excursion details will be sent to SOC Borders branch members by email, if you have signed up for this (or click here if you haven't already done so).
Sat 4 Jun
Barony Castle woodlands, Eddelston
Secretary and representative of branch on SOC Council :
Dr Gavin Paterson
Vice-chair/Editor of Borders Bird Report:
Joint County Bird Recorder rep:
Talks and outings reminders:
Members who've consented to Local Branch news and events e-communications from SOC, are sent a reminder about forthcoming talks (with more information on the speaker and subject where possible), usually a week or so in advance of the meeting. A similar reminder service operates for outings. If you don’t already receive these alerts and would like to, please make sure you've completed a Mailing List Consent Form to allow the Club to contact you. If you've already completed a form, check your junk/spam/clutter folders to make sure our emails aren't landing there. Still nothing? Contact Headquarters as we may not have a correct or up to date email address on file for you.
AGM minutes, Chairman's Report and Annual Accounts
Please click on the links below:
Borders Discussion Group meets from September to March on a Monday evening (usually the Monday after the branch meeting) in Melrose. The meetings are usually announced on the Borders Bird News Forum and are open to anyone wishing to attend.
Birdwatching in the area
Click here for a guide of recommended sites to visit in the Borders and to download the branches’ free, full-colour birdwatching guide to the area.
Click here for our guide to Birdwatching on the Berwickshire coast
Bird recording in the area
Visit the Borders recording area page for details of the latest bird report, back issues, species considered locally and for Local Recorder contact information.
South-East Scotland Bird Atlas