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  • Scotland's Bird Club

    Tayside

    Headquarters

You can find out about our Tayside branch below.

  • Talks

    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.

    An invitation with a link to the Zoom meeting will be sent out a few days before the event via email.  To receive this notice, please ensure that you are on the appropriate mailing list held by HQ.  If you are unsure, you can check your mailing list preferences by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or if you know you do not receive branch notices but would like to, you can sign up here.

    For instructions on how to use Zoom, please click here.

    When:

    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       

    Members' Night 

    Further meetings will be announced in due course.

    Contact:

    Brian Brocklehurst 01382 778348 or send Brian an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Venue:

    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)

  • Outings

    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.

    Contact:

    Brian Brocklehurst on 01382 778348, or by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (particularly if transport is required).

  • Branch Committee

    Secretary:

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    Chair and representative of the branch on SOC Council:

    John Campbell

    Treasurer:

    Brian Brocklehurst

    Committee members:

    Ron Downing

    Angus and Dundee recorder and Technical Expert:

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    Perth and Kinross 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.

    Forum/News group:

    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

    Click here for our guide to Birding the Angus coast and here for a list of recommended sites to visit in Perth & Kinross

    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

    Visit the Angus and Dundee and Perth and Kinross recording area pages for details of the latest bird reports, back issues, species considered locally and for Local Recorder contact information.

    Kinross Bird Atlas

    During fieldwork for BirdAtlas 2007-11, data for the old county of Kinross was gathered from all of its 71 tetrads. It was originally intended to publish the data as a separate atlas, but a problem with the mapping meant that the project had to be re-considered. It is now hoped that the Kinross data might be combined with the Fife atlas data and the resulting combined maps made available on a CD. This is still in hand and no end date is currently available. Any queries should be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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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.