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  • Scotland's Bird Club

    Borders

    Headquarters

You can find out about our Borders branch below.

  • Talks

    Our talks programme will resume in autumn 2022; Borders branch talks will be held as a hybrid (online/in-person) programme and details are given below.

    An invitation with a link to the Zoom meeting will be sent out to the branch's members a few days before the event via email. To receive this notice, please ensure that you are on the appropriate mailing list held by HQ. If you are unsure, you can check your mailing list preferences by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or if you know you do not receive branch notices but would like to, you can sign up here (please note these will only be sent to SOC members).

    For instructions on how to use Zoom, please click here.

    When:

    7.30pm

    12 Sep  
    Neil Stratton – Preliminary Results from the 2022 Breeding Bird and Waterways Breeding Bird Surveys in the Scottish Borders

    21 Sep  
    Pete Moore – RSPB Insh Marshes (online)

    19 Oct  
    Ciaran Hatsell & Jude Lane – The Gannet (online)

    23 Nov
    Birds and Us, A 12,000 Year History – Q&A with Tim Birkhead (online)

    12 Dec
    Members’ Night

    21 Dec
    Mary Colwell & Dave Parrish – The Curlew (online)

    Contact:

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

    Venue for in-person meetings:

    The Townhouse, Market Square, Melrose, Borders TD6 9PQ

  • Outings

    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).

    Further dates will be announced here in due course.

    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, Kelso, TD5 8JR

    Chair:

    Dr Gavin Paterson

    Vice-chair/Editor of Borders Bird Report:

    Tom Brewis

    Treasurer:

    Richard Jackson

    Joint County Bird Recorder rep:

    Martin Moncrieff

    Engagement Officer:

    Alasdair Reid

    Borders recorders:

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

  • 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.

    AGM minutes, Chairman's Report and Annual Accounts

    Please click on the links below:

    2022 AGM minutes

    Chairman's Report April 2022

    Financial Statement 2021-22

    Social media:

    The branch has a Twitter account and is also on Facebook. This is a public Facebook group, so all posts are available for anyone to see. However, to post you must be a member and answer a couple of very quick questions to get access. 

    If you would like to join the SOC Borders Branch News Group (Borders Birds) then please email the group owner, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The group has been primarily set up for members to post interesting sightings of birds in the Scottish Borders area and find out "what's about".  

    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.

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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.