• Scotland's Bird Club

    Highland

    Headquarters

You can find out about our Highland branch below.

  • Talks

    Venue:

    Culloden Library, Keppoch Road, Culloden, Inverness, IV2 7LL (click here for a map of the venue and surrounding area).

    When:

    The following Tuesdays at 7.30pm:

    That's it for this season - details of next season's talk will be added shortly!

    Contact:

    Kathy Bonniface

    01808 511740

  • Outings

    There are two outdoor trips per month over the branch outing season – a full day outing on a Saturday or Sunday and a Thursday morning outing. On our outdoor trips, the aim is not just to see the largest number of birds, but to find and watch and enjoy. We think the pleasure comes from birdwatching with like-minded people, learning identification skills, enjoying the splendid sights and taking delighted in the unexpected find. If this whets your appetite and you feel you would enjoy these field trips, then you’d be most welcome to come along.

    Meet at:

    Meet at 9.00am (9.15am Thursdays) at Inverness Retail Park, near Burger King. Weekend excursions are full day, Thursdays are usually mornings only. Please contact the trip leader for other meeting place options.

    Thursday 26 April 2018
    Local birding

    Saturday 19 May 2018
    The Dawn Chorus (Simon Cohen & Alex Joss)

    31 May/4 June 2018 
    A possible long weekend to either Shetland or Orkney (Peter Stronach & Carol Miller). Fully booked. 

    Contact:

    Kathy Bonniface, 01808 511740 or send Kathy an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or contact the leader. 

  • Branch Committee

    Secretary:

    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Alt Dubh, North End, Tomatin, IV13 7YP, Tel 01808 511740

    Chair:

    David Bain

    Treasurer:

    Lynda Graham

    Committee members:

    David Galloway, Alastair McNee, Carol Miller, Pete Gordon, Alex Joss, Susan Seright and Peter Stronach

    Representative of the branch on SOC Council and Editor of Highland Bird News:

    David Bain

    Highland recorder:

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    Outer Hebrides 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 grapevine:

    An email sightings service, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Al McNee to be added to the mailing list.

    Branch website:

    Highland Birds http://www.highlandbirds.scot/ is a website run by and for members of Highland branch, as well as visitors to the region. The site details all the latest bird sightings, as well as giving information on where to go birding. There is a recording page showing how to submit your records, as well as agallery of previous rareities and information on how to to purchase the Highland Bird Report.

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    Birdwatching in the area

    The Highland Branch website, Highland Birds, should be your first port of call for information on where to birdwatch across the Highland region.

    Planning a trip to the Outer Hebrides? Click here for a list of recommended sites to visit

    Bird recording in this area

    Visit the Highland recording area page for details of the latest bird report, back issues, species considered locally and for Local Recorder contact information.

    Highland Bird News- Archive

    Click here to view archive issues of the branch's local newsletter, Highland Bird News. 

    Highland Bird Report Gazetteer

    SOC Highland branch has produced a gazetteer, listing over 2000 site names referred to in the Highland Bird Report and their grid references. This can be downloaded from the Highland recording area page.

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.