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30 August 2019

The 2018 Argyll Bird Report is now freely available as a PDF download and covers the 226 species that were recorded...

03 July 2019

The curious sight shown here of a Rook perched on the side of a chimney, repeatedly extending its wings into smoke...

11 April 2019
NOW AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD: Where to Watch Birds in Scotland, SOC's free mobile app   To download
04 February 2019

We are sorry to announce the death of Adam Watson at the age of 89. An honorary member of the SOC, he...

01 January 2019
A tetrad atlas of the birds of Lothian and Borders, RRP £40

South-east Scotland is a significant region...

19 December 2018

This year, the SOC and Isle of May Bird Observatory's Young Birders' Training Course was shortlised in the SNH Youth...

07 December 2018
On Saturday 30 June 2018, six young birders set sail for the Isle of May in the Firth of Forth to take part in
19 October 2018

The SOC and Isle of May Bird Observatory’s (IoMBO)  pioneering ‘Young Birders’ Training Course’, which funds...

13 February 2018

Last July, six more young birders set sail for the Isle of May to take part in the SOC/Isle of May Bird...

19 January 2018

Sadly, our current exhibitions coordinator, Dave Allan, retires at the end of March 2018, after thirteen years...


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