You can find out about our North-East Scotland branch below.
Sportsman’s Club, 11 Queen’s Rd, Aberdeen, AB15 4YL (click here for a map of the venue and surrounding area).
The following Mondays at 7.30pm:
07 Oct 2019
Andy Webb – Digital aerial survey: Who needs birders?
04 Nov 2019
David Douglas - Curlews in Scotland - current threats and future recovery
02 Dec 2019
Gareth Ventress - The Forestry Commission’s changing role in our landscape
06 Jan 2020
Mark Tasker - Is 7275 enough? The pleasures and costs of world birding
03 Feb 2020
Mark Lewis – Sound recording for birders
02 Mar 2020
Ken Shaw & Chris McInerny – Honey Buzzards in the North-East? Lessons from Central Scotland
06 Apr 2020
AGM & short talks based on branch activities programme
No outings currently planned. Any updates will be posted here.
Chair & representative of the branch on SOC Council:
Hugh Addlesee, Ian Broadbent, Mark Lewis & Mark Sullivan
North-East Scotland recorder:
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. 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.
North-East Scotland Branch Newsletter is published once or twice annually and emailed to branch members, as well as being made available to view below. The newsletter shares details of notable bird sightings and records in the region, research and survey developments and updates, branch news and activities and often includes contributions from the Grampian Ringing Group.
Click here to read back issues of the branch newsletter.
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Birding Guide to North-East Scotland
North-East Scotland is often overlooked by birdwatchers. Yet just a very brief visit reveals an incredibly rich area for birds and even those living and working here may not know some of the more hidden sites. Over 150 species are known to nest, and regular winter and passage visitors and vagrants bring the total to 387. This detailed illustrated guide shows how to find birds and other wildlife at many sites and contains a full checklist of birds recorded. It is the most comprehensive guide yet published on where to see birds in Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City.
Production of the guide was supported by the local RSPB team, Aberdeenshire Council and via the SOC’s Birds of Scotland Fund.
Click here for our guide to Birdwatching the Ythan Estuary
Visit the RSPB’s Loch of Strathbeg nature reserve website
Bird recording in this area
The Breeding Birds of North-East Scotland
Click here to read about this atlas, which covers Moray, Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City.