You can find out about our Tayside branch below.
While social distancing remains in place due to Covid-19, SOC Council has decided that all face-to-face indoor branch meetings should be postponed until the end of our 2020/21 winter talks programme in April 2021, when the situation will be reviewed. This is in order to ensure the safety of our members and speakers.
However, we are pleased to announce that the branch will be running some virtual meetings, via Zoom, and we hope that you will be able to join us.
For instructions on how to use Zoom, please click here.
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 therefore be held on Wednesdays 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:
16 Sep 2020
Professor Jeremy Greenwood, who will give a presentation about ‘Emma Turner, the pioneer woman bird photographer, student of behaviour, author and ringer, who flourished in the early 20th century’. The talk will be preceeded by a short AGM for Fife branch, so Tayside members may wish to join the meeting at around 7.50pm
14 Oct 2020
George Smith - Peregrines in Scotland: A long term study
11 Nov 2020
Ben Darvill (BTO) - Tracking Arctic Skuas
9 Dec 2020
Further meetings will be announced in due course.
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.
Chair and representative of the branch on SOC Council:
Angus and Dundee recorder and Technical Expert:
Perth and Kinross recorder:
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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