You can find out about our Clyde branch below.
While social distancing remains in place due to Covid-19, SOC Council has decided that all face-to-face indoor branch meetings should be postponed until the end of our 2020/21 winter talks programme in April 2021, when the situation will be reviewed. This is in order to ensure the safety of our members and speakers.
However, we are pleased to announce that the branch will be running some virtual meetings, via Zoom, and we hope that you will be able to join us.
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 3 Dec 2020
Ben Swallow - Crossbills and garden birds: Studies in ornithological data
Thu 7 Jan 2021
Jeremy Wilson (RSPB) - An overview of RSPB's conservation science programme
Thu 4 Feb 2021
Jeremy Greenwood - Emma Turner: The pioneer woman bird photographer, student of behaviour, author and ringer, who flourished in the early 20th century
Thu 4 Mar 2021
Robert Paterson - Albatrosses and birds of South Georgia
Thu 8 Apr 2021
Simon Gillings - Nocturnal migration
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
Minutes from the 2020 Clyde Branch AGM
Click here to download a copy of the minutes from the recent Clyde Branch AGM.
Click here to read about the branch's recent outing to East Loch Lomond's beautiful oak woodlands in April 2018.
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