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  • Scotland's Bird Club

    Fife

    Headquarters

You can find out about our Fife branch below.

  • Talks

    With the ongoing uncertainty on when face-to-face indoor meetings will be able to resume, due to Covid-19, SOC branches will continue with virtual meetings, via Zoom, until April 2022. This is in order to ensure the safety of our members and speakers, and to allow us to plan an online programme of talks that we can be confident of delivering, regardless of where things might stand in relation to the pandemic.

    An invitation with a link to the Zoom meeting will be sent out to the branch's members a few days before the event via email. To receive this notice, please ensure that you are on the appropriate mailing list held by HQ. If you are unsure, you can check your mailing list preferences by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or if you know you do not receive branch notices but would like to, you can sign up here (please note these will only be sent to SOC members).

    For instructions on how to use Zoom, please click here.

    Fife branch talks are normally held on Wednesdays, but while Covid-19 restrictions remain, the branch will hold virtual meetings in conjunction with Tayside branch.   Meetings will alternate between Wednesdays and Thursdays until indoor sessions resume.   The meetings will start at 7.00pm for participants to log in, a meet and greet and What’s About Chat, and the talks will start at 7.30pm.

    When:

    The following days from 7.00pm:

    Wed 9 Feb          Sara Frost - The Wildlife of St Kilda and the Scottish Hebrides

    Thu 3 Mar           Mark Newell - Isle of May Storm Petrels and recent seabird discoveries

    Wed 13 Apr        AGM & Members' Night

    Contact:

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    Venue:

    Once indoor meetings resume, they will be held at the 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).

  • Outings

    The normal pattern of field trips 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. Beginner and experienced birdwatchers are welcome.

    Details:

    Feb                  
    Scone Palace (David Heeley, 01337 841160) - the date will be confirmed in due course

    Sat 12 Mar     
    Gartmorn Dam and Torry Bay (Elizabeth and John Irwin, 01334 850244)

    Sun 17 Apr     
    Tay Reedbeds (Caroline Gordon, 01592 750230)

    14-15 May      
    Weekend to Speyside (Rob Armstrong, 01334 850962)

    Sat 4 Jun          
    Glen Turret (Elizabeth and John Irwin, 01334 850244)

    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, David Heeley and Andrew Riches

    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 (December 2021 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 2021 Fife Branch AGM

    Click here to download a copy of the minutes from the 2021 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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