• Scotland's Bird Club

    Clyde

    Headquarters

You can find out about our Clyde branch below. 

  • Talks

    Evening talks programme
    Venue:

    Zoology Department, Graham Kerr Building, University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ (click here to view a map of the venue and surrounding area).

    When:

    The following Mondays at 7.30pm:

    05 Nov 2018   Keith Brockie – The Teuchat Glen: Wildlife on a Highland Perthshire estate

    03 Dec 2018    David Palmar – Behind the Naturalist’s lens - celebrating the life and natural history activities of my father, Charles Eric Palmar

    07 Jan 2019   Kenny Boyle – Birding in the Algarve

    04 Feb 2019    Irena Tomankova – Curlews in crisis

    04 Mar 2019    Tom Byars – Dynamite in the dunes: A natural history of the Ardeer peninsula    

    01 Apr 2019    AGM & speaker to be announced
     

    Contact:

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    0141 773 4329

  • Outings

    Click here to read about the branch's recent outing to East Loch Lomond on 30 April 2018.

    Excursions will usually last until mid-afternoon. Car sharing is encouraged, please contact David Palmar (as below) a week before each outing if you can either offer a lift or need one.

    Sun 14 Oct 2018   

    Aberlady Bay and SOC HQ. Meet at 10.30am at Aberlady Bay car park (Sandy McNeil)

    Wed 14 Nov 2018         

    North Ayrshire coast. Meet at 12 noon at car park at south end of Fairlie (Marco McGinty)

    Sun 03 Mar 2019 

    Kinneil Water Treatment Works and RSPB Skinflats managed realignment project. Meet at 10.30am at Kinneil WTW (David Palmar)

    Wed 15 May 2019       

    Dalzell Woods. Meet at 10.00am at RSPB Baron’s Haugh car park (Lang Stewart)

    Thu 23 May 2019

    Inchcailloch. Meet at 10.00am at National Park Centre, Balmaha (Ian Fulton)

     

    Contact:

    David Palmar by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Branch Committee

    Secretary:

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    Chairperson and representative of the branch on SOC Council:

    Zul Bhatia

    Vice Chairperson:

    Bernie Zonfrillo

    Treasurer:

    Liz Parsons 

    Committee members:

    Toby Wilson, David Palmar, Iain Gibson, Sandy McNeil and Fiona McLean

    Ex officio members:

    Val Wilson

    Clyde recorder:

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    Clyde Assistant recorder:

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    Clyde Islands recorder:

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    Argyll recorder:

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  • Other Information

    Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS) on the Clyde Estuary

    The national WeBS is organised by the BTO, and in Scotland coordinated by the SOC. In the Clyde area we have had excellent coverage for many years, but recently there has been a marked decline due to a shortage of volunteer counters. The most important site urgently in need of new counters is the Clyde Estuary, which requires a team of at least 12 regular volunteers and several reserve counters. The Clyde Branch has been coordinating monthly bird counts of the estuary for the past 45 years, with a break only in 1978 due to shortage of volunteers in that year. Two of our current team of volunteers have been counting throughout that entire period!  If you are interested in joining the team either as a regular or stand-in volunteer, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. the Clyde area organiser, John Clark. John can provide helpful guidance on how best to survey individual sectors, and the count methodology. He can also arrange for you to shadow an existing counter to gain experience. We are also looking for additional volunteers to take on a number of freshwater sites. Adopting a regular patch can be an enjoyable and very rewarding experience, as well as making an important ‘citizen science’ contribution to the conservation of our local wild bird populations.

    For more information on the Wetland Bird Survey see  http://www.bto.org/volunteer-surveys/webs.

    Branch grapevine:

    To subscribe to Clyde branch’s (member-only) daily Grapevine email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Val Wilson. As well as sharing notable bird sightings from across the region, Grapevine incorporates images of birds and other wildlife, shares details of forthcoming branch meetings and also alerts members to national and local environmental notices and potential developments that might threaten a site.

    Social media:

    Facebook: Type ‘Clydebirds’ in the Facebook search bar

    Minutes from the 2018 Clyde Branch AGM

    Click here to download a copy of the minutes from the recent Clyde Branch AGM.

    Outings report

    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
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    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

    Visit the Clyde recording area and the Clyde Islands recording area page for details of the latest bird report, back issues, species considered locally and for Local Recorder contact information.

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