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  • Scotland's Bird Club

    Fife

    Headquarters

You can find out about our Fife branch below.

  • Talks

    Venue:

    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).

    When:

    On the following Wednesdays at 7.30pm:   

    11 Sep 2019 

    Presentations from St Andrews University PhD students on their research projects

    09 Oct 2019 

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

    13 Nov 2019  

    Hayley Douglas – Tag-n-Track: Lesser Black-backed Gulls as you’ve never seen them before

    11 Dec 2019  

    Members’ Night

    08 Jan 2020 

    Graham Sparshott – Bird recording in Fife

    12 Feb 2020  

    Phil Taylor – Seafood, sustainability and the future of Scotland’s seas

    11 Mar 2020  

    Daisy Burnell – Seabirds count: Taking stock of the seabirds of Britain and Ireland

    08 Apr 2020 

    AGM & Members’ Night

    Contact:

    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 01592 750230

  • Outings

    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.

    Saturday 14 September 2019

    North East Fife (Eden Estuary) (Caroline Gordon)

    Sunday 13 October 2019

    Gartmorn Dam and Torry Bay (Elizabeth and John Irwin)

    Contact:

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  • Branch Committee

    Secretary:

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    Chair and representative of branch on SOC Council::

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    Treasurer:

    John Irwin

    Committee members:

    Rob Armstrong, Elizabeth Adams, Andrew Riches, Rodger Neilson, Andy Falconer and Norman Elkins

    Fife recorder:

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    Isle of May recorder:

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  • Other Information

    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.

    Branch newsletter:

    Fife Branch Newsletter comes out every three months and features details of branch activities, field trip reports, letters, photographs, sightings and other interesting articles. Subscribers are emailed a PDF version of the newsletter and the latest issue of the publication is also available to download here (March 2019 issue). Back issues of the newsletter can be downloaded here.  To either contribute or subscribe and receive Fife Branch Newsletter directly to your inbox, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    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

    Click here for our guide to Birdwatching in Fife and here for our guide to Birdwatching the Fife coast.

    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.

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SOC brings together like-minded individuals with a passion for birds, nature and conservation through a programme of talks, outings, conferences and via the Club’s quarterly journal, Scottish Birds.