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 Nov 2018 Brian Minshull – (Stalking) Scotland’s Bean Geese
04 Dec 2018 Peter Mayhew – Is the Cairngorms National Park a ‘farce, run for a tiny minority’?
08 Jan 2019 Bob Swann – Highland Owls and Tracking Canna’s seabirds
05 Feb 2019 Sophie Edwards – Nest building and Blue Tits in a changing climate
05 Mar 2019 Keith Brockie – The Teuchat Glen: Wildlife on a Highland Perthshire estate
09 Apr 2019 AGM & Tim Mackrill - Osprey migration and the Osprey Leadership Foundation
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.
Sat 10 Nov 2018
Udale Bay (Peter Stronach)
Thu 22 Nov 2018
Sun 09 Dec 2018
Geese and waders (Al McNee)
Thu 20 Dec 2018
Sat 12 Jan 2019
Bird race (Carol Miller)
Thu 24 Jan 2019
Sun 10 Feb 2019
Black Isle (Dave Galloway)
Thu 21 Feb 2019
Sat 09 Mar 2019
East coast or Cairngorm ( P Gordon)
Thu 21 Mar 2019
Sun 14 Apr 2019
Glens south of Inverness (Alex Joss)
Thu 25 Apr 2019
Jon Clarke, Alastair McNee, Carol Miller, Alex Joss, Susan Seright and Peter Stronach
Committee member & Representative of the branch on SOC Council:
Outer Hebrides recorder:
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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 rarities 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 almost 2600 site names referred to in the Highland Bird Report and their grid references. This can be downloaded from the Highland recording area page.