• Scotland's Bird Club



You can find out about our Fife branch below.

  • Talks

    Our talks programme will resume in autumn 2022; for the time being, Fife branch talks will be held via Zoom and details are given below.

    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.



    21 Sep   Pete Moore – RSPB Insh Marshes

    19 Oct   Ciaran Hatsell & Jude Lane – The Gannet

    23 Nov   Birds and Us, A 12,000 Year History – Q&A with Tim Birkhead

    21 Dec   Mary Colwell & Dave Parrish – The Curlew


    SOC HQ, 01875 871330


    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.

    The branch hopes to run some more excursions in the future, so please check back here regularly for updates.

    Details of forthcoming trips will be sent to SOC Fife branch members by email, if you have signed up for this (or click here if you haven't already done so).

  • Branch Committee

    Operating Committee members:

    Caroline Gordon, David Heeley, Elizabeth Irwin, John Irwin (Treasurer) 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 (March 2022 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.


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.