• 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:   

    14 Feb 2018    Ian Poxton – Merlins in the Lammermuir Hills 1984-2014: How birds and fieldworkers get by on heavily-keepered grouse moors!

    14 Mar 2018     Ian Perks – Abernethy: Restoring the lost forest

    11 Apr 2018     AGM & Members’ Night

    Contact:

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  • 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.

    Sat 17 February 2018     
    Carsebreck Lochs (for winter wildfowl) and Ardgaty Red Kites (Elizabeth & John Irwin 01334 850244)

    Sun 18 March 2018
    Tayport (to watch the estuary as the tide comes in and see what’s about): Andrew Riches -  or members’ own arrangements to the SOC Spring Conference that weekend

    Sun 22 April 2018 *PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE, APOLOGIES*
    Inversnaid (hoping for Pied Flycatcher and other breeding birds) and Loch Lomond (Grasshopper Warbler?) (Dave Heeley 01337 841160)

    Thurs 31 May - Tues 5 June 2018
    Trip to Norfolk/Suffolk (Dave Heeley 01337 841160)

    Contact:

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  • Branch Committee

    Secretary:

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    Chair:

    Elizabeth Irwin

    Treasurer:

    John Irwin

    Representative of branch on SOC Council:

    Paul Taylor

    Committee members:

    Rob Armstrong, Elizabeth Adams, Andrew Riches, Paul Taylor and Norman Elkins

    Fife recorder:

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    Isle of May recorder:

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  • Other Information

    Talks reminders:

    Members are emailed 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. If you don’t already receive these alerts and would like to, please contact us.

    Branch newsletter:

    Fife Branch Newsletter comes out four times a year 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 (February 2018 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 2017 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.

BECOME A MEMBER

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.