You can find out about our Clyde branch below.
Evening talks programme
Zoology Department, Graham Kerr Building, University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ (click here to view a map of the venue and surrounding area).
The following Mondays at 7.30pm:
That's it for this season - details of next season's talk will be added shortly!
0141 773 4329
Monday 30 April from 10am until approx. 3pm: East Loch Lomond oak woods: Ross Wood & Sallochy Wood
For this outing we head to the shores of East Loch Lomond to explore its beautiful oak woodlands. These oak woods regularly hold good numbers of summer migrants such as Wood Warbler, Redstart, Tree Pipit as well as the more common Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff and Blackcap. Pied Flycatchers are also present but in much smaller numbers. The end of April and beginning of May are good times to see and hear these birds before the leaf canopy becomes too dense.
Plan for the day
Our leader for the day will be Ian Fulton, Clyde Branch Secretary.
From the car park we’ll walk north along the loch side through Ross Wood to a shingle beach and then return by the same route. After lunch (please bring your own packed lunch and flask), which we’ll have back at the car park, we’ll then walk south to Sallochy Wood and return by the same route. This is an outing for members (non-members are welcome to come along and sample an outing) of all birdwatching abilities and there will be several experienced birdwatchers present to help with identification (if required).
Binoculars would be a good addition for this walk if you have them, but there may be some available to borrow if not.
Fancy joining us?
We’ll be meeting at 10am in at the Forestry Commission car park at Sallochy Bay grid reference NS 380958. This is about 4 miles north of Balmaha village. Please note that this is a ‘pay & display’ car park so you will need to purchase an all-day parking ticket (£3 at time of writing).
There is no public transport service to the meeting place so if you’d like to come along but don’t have your own transport, it might be possible to have someone meet you at Balloch railway station. Anyone wishing to be met at Balloch station must inform Ian of this at least 5 days before the outing date. Would any car drivers who would be willing to pick someone up at the station please also kindly contact Ian.
Toilet facilities are available in the car park.
What to bring?
Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear.
This outing is all easy walking on good paths with the occasional short muddy or steep section.
Vacant (nominations welcome)
Representative of the branch on SOC Council:
Liz Parsons, Toby Wilson, Sandra Hutchinson, David Palmar, Iain Gibson, Sandy McNeil and Fiona McLean
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 2017 Clyde Branch AGM
Click here to download a copy of the minutes from the recent Clyde Branch AGM.
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