Borders Bird Report:                       


Richard Jackson

Published by:

SOC Borders branch

Latest issue:

No. 39 (2022) digital and print

Available from:

Printed copies are available from Malcolm Ross, 24 Netherbank, Galashiels, TD1 3DH at £13 plus £3.40 P&P. Cheques should be made payable to SOC Borders Branch. Alternatively copies are available at Waterston House, SOC Headquarters. A PDF version can be downloaded here.

If you download the PDF and are not intending to buy a printed copy, Borders Branch requests a donation to help finance the report. Account details for the donation are:

Scottish Ornithologists' Club (Borders Branch)
Sort Code   80-06-88     
Account Number    00794554

We would appreciate if you referenced your payment as follows: BBR22 followed by your initial(s) and surname  e.g.  BBR22RMJACKSON. Please notify us of your BACS payment by sending an email to the Borders Treasurer.

2022 was an extraordinary year for birds within the region on a number of fronts.

  • The highest ever species total in a year by a large margin
  • An exceptional number of first records for the area
  • A very strong supporting cast of rarely seen species

As well as full details on all the species seen, there is a section on overall analysis, the regular ringing report, a number of finder’s accounts and special reports on audio recording for Nightjars and the development of the Borders bird list over the last four decades.

The Report is illustrated with colour photographs taken by local birders and is generously supported by graphs depicting trends of species records in recent years, as well as tetrad maps for selected species.

First year of publication:


Back issues:

Contact Malcolm Ross (as above).