You can find out about our Tayside branch below.
With the ongoing uncertainty on when face-to-face indoor meetings will be able to resume, due to Covid-19, SOC branches will continue with virtual meetings, via Zoom, until the end of 2021 when the situation will be reviewed. This is in order to ensure the safety of our members and speakers, and to allow us to plan an online programme of talks that we can be confident of delivering, regardless of where things might stand in relation to the pandemic.
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Tayside branch talks are normally held on Thursdays, but while Covid-19 restrictions remain, the branch will hold virtual meetings in conjunction with Fife branch who will be hosting and managing the Zoom sessions. Meetings will alternate between Wednesdays and Thursdays until indoor sessions resume. The meetings will start at 7.00pm for participants to log in, a meet and greet and What’s About Chat, and the talks will start at 7.30pm.
The following days from 7.00pm:
Wed 08 Sep Presentations from St Andrews University PhD students on their research projects
Thu 07 Oct Rick Taylor – South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project
Wed 10 Nov Nina O’Hanlon – Birds and debris
Thu 02 Dec Members’ Night
Once indoor meetings resume, they will be held at Methodist Church Halls, 20 Marketgait, Dundee, DD1 1QR (click here for a map of the venue and surrounding area)
All meets are joint with Angus & Dundee Bird Club; members are urged to carshare wherever possible.
No outings are currently planned due to Covid-19 restrictions. 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:
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.
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