You can find out about our Clyde branch below.
Our talks programme will resume in autumn 2022; Clyde branch talks will be held as a hybrid (online/in-person) programme and details are given below.
For instructions on how to use Zoom, please click here.
05 Sep Iain Livingstone – Clyde Ringing Group Update
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)
05 Dec Speaker to be confirmed
21 Dec Mary Colwell & Dave Parrish – The Curlew (online)
Venue for in-person meetings:
Garnethill Room, Renfield Centre, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4JP
Further information about each walk (including when and where to meet, terrain, and what birds you might see) are also provided on the Birds in Clyde website.
Sun 28 Aug St Abbs and East Lothian coast. Click here further information
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:
Birds in Clyde, Clyde Branch Website
Take a look at the website here.
A fantastic new resource for anyone interested in birds and birding in the Clyde area has taken flight! There is much to explore, discover and delight, but what's sure to prove one of the most popular pages on the platform, Recent Sightings https://www.birdsinclyde.scot/recent-sightings.html catalogues the many and varied ways to keep abreast of bird sightings in the region - from WhatsApp, to email, to social media. There’s also a handy step-by-step guide as to how to record and report the birds you see, and a host of useful resources associated with this. For anyone keen to get more involved with the Branch and other activities locally, a list of projects and a wealth of suggestions await under the ‘Get Involved’ tab. Across the website, the birdlife of the Clyde is brought to life both visually and artistically with stunning photographs from local members gracing each of the pages, and the striking artworks of Tommy Daniels peeking out in places.
The site will continue to grow and be regularly updated. Details of any updates/latest news will be posted on the platform's home page.
A massive congratulations to Clyde SOC! The website was designed and developed after a huge effort by Branch volunteers Emma Anderson, Zul Bhatia, Rebecca Dickson and in particular, Kevin McCormick, who was the technical and development lead.
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 2022 Clyde Branch AGM
Please click here to download a copy.
‘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