You can find out about our Borders branch below.
*JAN 18 UPDATE: PLEASE NOTE OUR CHANGE OF VENUE BACK AGAIN TO: Kingsknowes Hotel, Selkirk Road, Galashiels, TD1 3HY (click here for a map and directions)*
The following Monday evenings at 7.30pm:
12 Mar 2018 Ally Phillimore – Timing is everything: Phenology talk
09 Apr 2018 AGM & social evening
Thu 22 Feb 2018
Whitmuir and Haining Loch. Meet at Whitmuir Farm (NT502272) at 10am
Sun 25 Mar 2018
Hirsel and Lees Haugh. Meet at Hirsel Visitor Centre at 10am
Sat 28 Apr 2018
Dowlaw Dam and Coldingham Loch. Meet at Dowlaw Road end (NT855702) at 10am.
Secretary and representative of branch on SOC Council :
David Parkinson and Martin Moncrieff
Talks and outings reminders:
Members are emailed 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 contact us.
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
Lothian and Borders regions joined forces to run a local Bird Atlas project in parallel with BTO’s Bird Atlas 2007-11. Over 445,000 records were gathered over the six year period and a great deal of detailed analysis has now been undertaken. The aim is to publish the Birds in South-east Scotland 2007-13 in 2018, and there will be a pre-publication offer via the SOC. Click here to visit the South-East Scotland Bird Atlas website.