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:
12 Sep 2018 Presentations from St Andrews University PhD students on their research projects
10 Oct 2018 Stan da Prato – The changing wildlife of the East Lothian coast
14 Nov 2018 Jeremy Brock – Overland to the Caucasus for birds
12 Dec 2018 Members’ Night
09 Jan 2019 Jeremy Greenwood – The European Breeding Birds Atlas: Birdwatchers collaborating across the continent
13 Feb 2019 Peter Mawby – The distance between: The significance of territory in the lives & survival of birds
13 Mar 2019 Martin Cook – Moray’s birds: A century of change
10 Apr 2019 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.
Sunday 24 June 2018
Howe of Fife, led by Norman Elkins
Saturday 4 August 2018
Musselburgh, Gosford Bay and Aberlady, led by Paul Taylor
Sunday 16 September 2018
Fife Ness/Kilminning, led by Caroline Gordon
Saturday 13 October 2018
Torry Bay and Gartmore Dam, led by Elizabeth and John Irwin
Sunday 18 November 2018
Slamannan and Kinneil, led by Rob Armstrong and Paul Taylor
Representative of branch on SOC Council:
Rob Armstrong, Elizabeth Adams, Andrew Riches, Paul Taylor, Rodger Neilson and Norman Elkins
Isle of May recorder:
Talks and outings reminders:
Members who've consented to Local Branch news and events e-communications from SOC, are sent 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. A similar reminder service operates for outings. If you don’t already receive these alerts and would like to, please make sure you've completed a Mailing List Consent Form to allow the Club to contact you. If you've already completed a form, check your junk/spam/clutter folders to make sure our emails aren't landing there. Still nothing? Contact Headquarters as we may not have a correct or up to date email address on file for you.
Minutes from the 2018 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.