You can find out about our Central Scotland branch below.
With the ongoing uncertainty on when face-to-face indoor meetings will be able to resume, due to Covid-19, SOC branches will continue with virtual meetings, via Zoom, until April 2022. This is in order to ensure the safety of our members and speakers, and to allow us to plan an online programme of talks that we can be confident of delivering, regardless of where things might stand in relation to the pandemic.
For instructions on how to use Zoom, please click here.
While Covid-19 restrictions remain, the branch will hold virtual meetings in conjunction with Clyde branch.
The following Thursdays at 7.30pm:
Thu 10 Feb
Hywel Maggs - Cranes breeding in Scotland
Thu 10 Mar
BTO (speaker to be announced) - To catch a flycatcher: Ongoing BTO work to remotely track migrant passerines on their travels
Thu 14 Apr
Lev Parikian - Why do birds suddenly disappear?
01786 823 830
Once indoor meetings resume, they will be held at The Allan Centre, Fountain Road, Bridge of Allan, FK9 4AT (click here to view a map of the venue and surrounding area). This is on the doorstep of the University of Stirling and students are always very welcome to attend!
Further dates will be announced here in due course.
Secretary and Treasurer
Outdoor Meetings Organiser:
Roger Gooch, Roger Stewart, Danni Thompson (co-opted), Billy Thomson (co-opted), Ken Wilkinson
Upper Forth recorder:
Neil Bielby (as above)
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.
Facebook: www.facebook.com/UpperForthBirds or type ‘Upper Forth Birds’ in the search bar
Central Scotland branch's newsletter Whinchat is periodically emailed to branch members and includes details of branch talks, outings and activities locally as well as summaries of recent outings and other branch-related news. Read the latest issue here. Archive issues can be found here.
Birdwatching in the area
Click here for a guide to Birdwatching the Upper Forth
The Birds of Clackmannanshire
For the first time ever, the birdlife of Clackmannanshire has been systematically recorded to produce an ornithological atlas for the County. Click here to read more about it.
Visit the Upper Forth recording area page for details of the latest bird report, back issues, species considered locally and for Local Recorder contact information.