You can find out about our Fife branch below.
Supper Room of St Andrews Town Hall (at the corner of South Street & Queen’s Gardens), KY16 9TA (click here for a map of the venue and surrounding area).
On the following Wednesdays at 7.30pm:
14 Feb 2018 Ian Poxton – Merlins in the Lammermuir Hills 1984-2014: How birds and fieldworkers get by on heavily-keepered grouse moors!
14 Mar 2018 Ian Perks – Abernethy: Restoring the lost forest
11 Apr 2018 AGM & Members’ Night
Field trips normally take place on the weekend following each indoor meeting. The normal pattern is to alternate between Saturday and Sunday outings, and between half-day and full day trips, to cater for members’ differing preferences and other commitments. Outings continue during May and June, when there are no indoor meetings, and there is usually a long weekend trip around the end of May. Beginner and experienced birdwatchers are welcome both at indoor meetings and on field trips.
Sat 17 February 2018
Carsebreck Lochs (for winter wildfowl) and Ardgaty Red Kites (Elizabeth & John Irwin 01334 850244)
Sun 18 March 2018
Tayport (to watch the estuary as the tide comes in and see what’s about): Andrew Riches - or members’ own arrangements to the SOC Spring Conference that weekend
Sun 22 April 2018 *PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE, APOLOGIES*
Inversnaid (hoping for Pied Flycatcher and other breeding birds) and Loch Lomond (Grasshopper Warbler?) (Dave Heeley 01337 841160)
Thurs 31 May - Tues 5 June 2018
Trip to Norfolk/Suffolk (Dave Heeley 01337 841160)
Representative of branch on SOC Council:
Rob Armstrong, Elizabeth Adams, Andrew Riches, Paul Taylor and Norman Elkins
Isle of May recorder:
Members are emailed a reminder about forthcoming talks with more information on the speaker and subject where possible, usually a week or so in advance of the meeting. If you don’t already receive these alerts and would like to, please contact us.
Minutes from the 2017 Fife Branch AGM
Click here to download a copy of the minutes from the recent Fife Branch AGM.
Birdwatching in Fife
Planning a trip to the Isle of May? Read our guide to Birding the Isle of May here
Bird recording in this area
Visit the Fife recording area page for details of the latest bird report, back issues, species considered locally and for Local Recorder contact information.
The Breeding and Wintering Birds of Fife
Norman Elkins, Jim Reid and Allan W. Brown
Published by the Fife Ornithological Atlas Group and the SOC, in August 2016.
This large format, hardback book brings up to date an earlier publication published in 2003, the Fife Bird Atlas. Click here to find out more and for details of how to purchase a copy.