THE CLUB'S APP HAS BEEN SHORTLISTED FOR A BIRDERS' CHOICE AWARD!

The Awards celebrate the best in birding and conservation - cast your vote for your favourites now!

  • Scotland's Bird Club

    Borders

    Headquarters

You can find out about our Borders branch below.

  • Talks

    Venue:

    The Townhouse Hotel, Melrose, TD6 9PQ (click here for a map and directions)*

    When:

    The following Monday evenings at 7.30pm:

    11 Nov 2019 *Change to advertised programme

    Malcolm Ross – Birds and mammals in Gujarat, India (Part 2)

    09 Dec 2019 

    Members‘ Night

    13 Jan 2020 

    To be announced

    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

    Contact:

    Neil Stratton 01573 450695 or send Neil an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Outings

    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

    February 2020              

    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

    Contact:

    Neil Stratton 01573 450695 or send Neil an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Branch Committee

    Secretary and representative of branch on SOC Council :

    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Heiton Mains, Heiton, Kelson, TD5 8JR

    Chair and Treasurer:

    Martin Moncrieff

    Bird Report distribution:

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

    Co-opted member of the Exectuive Committee:

    David Parkinson

    Borders recorders:

    David Parkinson and Martin Moncrieff

  • Other Information

    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.

    Forums/News Group:

    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.

    Discussion Group:

    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

    Find out more here.

BECOME A MEMBER

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.