You can find out about our Borders branch below.
The Townhouse Hotel, Melrose, TD6 9PQ (click here for a map and directions)*
The following Monday evenings at 7.30pm:
14 Oct 2019
Rick Taylor – Reinforcing South of Scotland’s Golden Eagle population
11 Nov 2019
To be announced
09 Dec 2019
13 Jan 2020
Malcolm Ross – Birds and mammals in Gujarat, India (Part 2)
10 Feb 2020
Dan Brown – Conserving waders in the Upper Clyde
09 Mar 2020
Daisy Burnell – Seabirds count: Taking stock of Britain and Ireland’s seabirds
13 Apr 2020
AGM & social evening
Wed 16 Oct 2019
Musselburgh and Aberlady Bay. Meet at Goose Green Place at 10.00am
Sat 16 Nov 2019
Birgham Haugh and The Hirsel. Meet at parking spaces off the main road at east end of Birgham (NT793391) at 10.00am
RSPB Mersehead. Meet at RSPB Centre (NX925561) at 10.30am, date to be confirmed
Sat 14 Mar 2020
Leithen Water and Thornilee. Meet at lay-by on B709 (NT333402) at 10.00am
Thu 23 Apr 2020
Folly Loch and Teviot Haugh. Meet at Woodside Garden Centre car park (NT643249) at 10.00am
Secretary and representative of branch on SOC Council :
Chair and Treasurer:
Bird Report distribution:
Co-opted member of the Exectuive Committee:
David Parkinson and Martin Moncrieff
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.
Borders SOC Bird News Group (Yahoo) http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/bordersbirdnews to keep up with the latest sightings and to make general comments and observations. To join the group visit: groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/bordersbirdnews and then click on “Join Group”. Note that you will be prompted to sign in to your Yahoo email account or to create one.
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