You can find out about our Highland branch below.
Culloden Library, Keppoch Road, Culloden, Inverness, IV2 7LL (click here for a map of the venue and surrounding area).
The following Tuesdays at 7.30pm:
06 Mar 2018 *Change to advertised subject* Alison Beresford – Where be dragons? Helping to fill in the gaps in global species distributions
10 Apr 2018 AGM & Members’ Night – David & Kathy Bonniface: Our Chilean adventure; and Carol James: Travels in Madagascar
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 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.
Thu 22 Feb 2018
Sat 10 Mar 2018
Burghead area (Pete Gordon)
Thu 22 Mar 2018
Sun 15 Apr 2018
Strathpeffer and East Ross-shire, joint with SOC Moray branch (David Bain)
Thu 26 Apr 2018
Sat 19 May 2018
The Dawn Chorus (Simon Cohen & Alex Joss)
Late May/early Jun 2018
A possible long weekend to either Shetland or Orkney (Peter Stronach & Carol Miller)
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:
Outer Hebrides recorder:
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.
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.
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.