• Scotland's Bird Club

    North-East Scotland

    Headquarters

You can find out about our North-East Scotland branch below. 

  • Talks

    Venue:

    Sportsman’s Club, 11 Queen’s Rd, Aberdeen, AB15 4YL (click here for a map of the venue and surrounding area).

    When:

    The following Mondays at 7.30pm:

    05 Nov 2018    Will Cresswell – Tagging and tracking birds

    03 Dec 2018   Alister Clunas – Shiants: The enchanted isles

    07 Jan 2019   Ewan Weston – Spoon-billed Sandpiper conservation

    04 Feb 2019   Daisy Burnell – Seabirds count: Taking stock of Britain and Ireland’s seabirds

    04 Mar 2019    Gareth Marshall – Scottish Capercaillie: The story so far…

    01 Apr 2019   AGM & speaker to be announced
     

    Contact:

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    01467 651296

  • Outings

    No outings currently planned. Any updates will be posted here. 

    Contact:

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  • Branch Committee

    Secretary:

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    Chair & representative of the branch on SOC Council:

    Alan Knox

    Treasurer:

    Paddy Grant

    Committee Members :

    Hugh Addlesee & Nick Littlewood

    North-East Scotland recorder:

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  • Other Information

    Talks reminders:

    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.

    Branch Newsletter:

    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.

    Social media:

    Facebook: Type ‘ABZ Rare Birds’ in the search bar

    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.

    To order your copy, please send a cheque for £10 per copy + £2.50 p+p made payable to ‘Aberdeen and District RSPB Group’, to M. Sullivan, 29 Earlswells Rd, Cults, Aberdeen AB15 9NY, along with the completed order form (download here) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Mark.

    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

    Visit the North-East Scotland recording area page for details of the latest bird reports, back issues, species considered locally and for Local Recorder contact information.

    The Breeding Birds of North-East Scotland

    Click here to read about this atlas, which covers Moray, Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City.

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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.