You can find out about our Clyde 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 the end of 2021 when the situation will be reviewed. 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.
Clyde branch talks are normally held on Mondays, but while Covid-19 restrictions remain, the branch will hold virtual meetings in conjunction with Central Scotland, who normally meet on Thursdays. Meetings may therefore be held on varying days of the week until indoor sessions resume.
Thu 4 Mar 2021
Robert Paterson - Albatrosses and birds of South Georgia
Thu 8 Apr 2021
Simon Gillings - Nocturnal migration: things that go tseep in the night
Once indoor meetings resume, details of the venue will be announced here.
Meet at the venue at 10.00am unless otherwise specified. If you want a lift or can offer one, please contact David Palmar in advance. Bring a packed lunch. Excursion details will be sent by email, if you have signed up for this.
No outings are currently planned, due to Covid-19 restrictions. Updates will be provided here in due course.
Chairperson and representative of the branch on SOC Council:
Emma Anderson, Rebecca Dickson, Iain Gibson, Sandy McNeil, Fiona McLean, David Palmar, Andrew Russell, Kevin Sinclair, Donald Wilson and Toby Wilson.
Ex officio members:
Clyde Assistant recorder:
Clyde Islands recorder:
Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS) on the Clyde Estuary
For more information on the Wetland Bird Survey see http://www.bto.org/volunteer-surveys/webs.
Facebook: Type ‘Clydebirds’ in the Facebook search bar. Twitter: @clydebirding
Minutes from the 2020 Clyde Branch AGM
Click here to download a copy of the minutes from the recent Clyde Branch AGM.
‘Boxes for Barnies’
Clyde Branch have launched a new initiative to create nest boxes for breeding Barn Owls in the Lochwinnoch area with the hope of boosting the species' numbers and recovery in the region. Branch members are working closely with the local community to recruit volunteers to construct, install and help monitor the boxes, as well as approaching local landowners to host a box on their property. Find out more about the project here.
A Guide to Bird Watching in the Clyde Area
This publication is now sold out, however, a reference copy is available in the George Waterston Library at SOC HQ.
Bird recording in this area