You can find out about our Tayside branch below.
We're delighted to share details of the meetings season (September 2023 - April 2024) for members to enjoy. Full details of the hybrid (online/in-person) programme, will be added to the website in due course.
More information about each meeting will be emailed to members around a week in advance of the event. To receive these emails (including Zoom joining instructions and workshop booking information, where applicable), you must be signed up to the Branch News & Events - Talks & Workshops mailing list.
Thursday 7 December 2023
Members' Night (in-person)
Wednesday 13 December 2023
Prof. Debbie Pain – Lead from ammunition: A toxic problem affecting birds and other animals (online). For further information, please click here.
Thursday 4 January 2024
Speaker & subject TBA (in-person)
Wednesday 17 January 2024
Q & A with Prof. Tim Birkhead & Prof. Neil Metcalfe – The Great Auk (online). For further information, please click here.
Thursday 1 February 2024
David Raffle – How to make your birdwatching count (in-person)
Wednesday 21 February 2024
Ros Green, Claudia Tapia & speaker TBA – Tracking birds' movements (online). For further information, please click here.
Thursday 7 March 2024
Scott Paterson – Learning bird sounds Workshop (in-person, with Fife Branch). Booking required - places limited
With spring approaching, there’s no better time to get to grips with learning bird sounds. Scott Paterson’s informal and relaxed workshop will tackle the how and why of bird sounds, with practical hints and tips to help with their sometimes daunting identification in the field. He’ll focus on common species and look ahead to the arrival of summer migrants.
Wednesday 20 March 2024
Dr. Phil Atkinson, Dr. Jude Lane & speaker TBA (NatureScot) – Avian flu (online). For further information, please click here.
Thursday 4 April 2024
AGM and Talk & speaker TBA (in-person)
Wednesday 17 April 2024
Helen Aiton, Michal Jezierski & Kevin and Mike Sinclair – SOC Endowment Fund Projects (online). For further information, please click here.
Venue for in-person meetings:
Venue details: Glasite Hall, St Andrews Parish Church, King Street, Dundee, DD1 2JB, next to the Wellgate Centre (click here for a map of the venue and surrounding area). Parking is available on site, and details of the barrier entry code will be included with the talks reminders, which are sent out around a week ahead of each event.
All meets are joint with Angus & Dundee Bird Club; members are urged to carshare wherever possible.
No outings are currently planned. Updates will be provided here in due course.
Secretary and representative of the branch on SOC Council:
Ron Downing, Maria O'Neill, Mike Sedakat
Angus and Dundee recorder and Technical Expert:
Perth and Kinross recorder:
Position vacant. To submit bird records for Perth & Kinross, please visit the BirdTrack website.
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.
Please click here for the 2022-23 AGM minutes.
Angus Birding News Forum www.angusbirding.com. This internet forum is open to all to use and is run by Angus and Dundee Bird Club, however it is necessary to register prior to use, but this just requires an email to the webmaster (details are on the website).
Birdwatching in Tayside
All abilities guide to birdwatching in Angus
Click here for a guide to all abilities bird watching locations in Angus
Bird recording in this area
Kinross Bird Atlas