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:
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
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
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 11 August 2019
Aberlady Bay area looking for waders (Paul Taylor)
Saturday 14 September 2019
North East Fife (Eden Estuary) (Caroline Gordon)
Sunday 13 October 2019
Gartmorn Dam and Torry Bay (Elizabeth and John Irwin)
Chair and representative of branch on SOC Council::
Rob Armstrong, Elizabeth Adams, Andrew Riches, Rodger Neilson, Andy Falconer 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.