• 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:

    14 Jan 2019     Malcolm Ross – Birds and mammals in Gujarat, India

    11 Feb 2019    Peter Mawby – The distance between: The significance of territory in the lives and survival of birds

    11 Mar 2019   Martin Cook – Moray’s birds: A century of change

    08 Apr 2019    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 Feb 2019      

    Mellerstain circular. Meet at Mellerstain Mill (NT651381) at 10.00am

    Sat 23 Mar 2019      

    Sprouston to Carham. Meet at Sprouston at 10.00am

    Wed 24 Apr 2019      

    Druridge Bay. Meet at East Ord Garden Centre for car sharing at 9.30am

    Sat 18 May 2019      

    Ashiestiel and Glenkinnon Burn. Meet at Forestry Commission car park (NT437350) 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:

    David Parkinson

    Treasurer:

    Martin Moncrieff

    Committee members:

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    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

    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.

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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.