You can find out about our Fife branch below.
While social distancing remains in place due to Covid-19, SOC Council has decided that all face-to-face indoor branch meetings should be postponed until at least the end of 2020 when the situation will be reviewed. This is in order to ensure the safety of our members and speakers.
However, we are pleased to announce that the branch will be running some virtual meetings, via Zoom, and we hope that you will be able to join us.
For instructions on how to use Zoom, please click here.
On the following Wednesdays at 7.30pm:
08 Sep 2020 Will Cresswell - title to be announced
14 Oct 2020 George Smith - Peregrines in Scotland: A long term study
11 Nov 2020 BTO - speaker and title to be announced
9 Dec 2020 Members' Night including Jeremy Greenwood
Further meetings will be announced in due course.
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).
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.
*CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): Please note that all branch outings have been cancelled until further notice*
Sat 11 Apr 2020
Black Grouse lek in Perthshire - there will be an early start (David Heeley) (cancelled)
15-18 May 2020
Galloway weekend (Caroline Gordon) (cancelled)
Sat 20 Jun 2020
Isle of May (cancelled)
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.