You can find out about our Tayside branch below.

Talks

We're delighted to share details of the meetings season (September 2024 - April 2025) for members to enjoy. Full details of the hybrid (online/in-person) programme, will be added to the website in due course. 

More information about each meeting will be emailed to members around a week in advance of the event. To receive these emails (including Zoom joining instructions and workshop booking information, where applicable), you must be signed up to the Branch News & Events - Talks & Workshops mailing list.

When:

7.30pm

Thu 5 Sep           
Jenny Gill, UEA – Bird migration in a changing world

Wed 18 Sep       
Jonathan Meiburg – The Caracaras would like to meet you: introducing the world’s smartest and strangest birds of prey (online)

Thu 3 Oct           
Gavin Ross, NWCU – National Wildlife Crime Unit investigations

Wed 16 Oct       
Dave Parish, NatureScot – Stepping up efforts to save Scotland’s critically endangered Chough (online)

Thu 7 Nov          
TBC

Wed 20 Nov      
Ian Thomson, RSPB – Ending raptor persecution on Scotland’s grouse moors? (online)

Thu 5 Dec          
Members’ night

Dates for January-April 2025 will be announced in due course.

 

Contact:

Rachael Wilbourn, 07708 547175 (Secretary)

Venue for in-person meetings:

Venue details: Glasite Hall, St Andrews Parish Church, King Street, Dundee, DD1 2JB, next to the Wellgate Centre (click here for a map of the venue and surrounding area). Parking is available on site, and details of the barrier entry code will be included with the talks reminders, which are sent out around a week ahead of each event. 

Outings

All meets are joint with Angus & Dundee Bird Club; members are urged to carshare wherever possible.

No outings are currently planned.  Updates will be provided here in due course.

Contact:

Rachael Wilbourn, 07708 547175 (Secretary)

Branch Committee

Secretary and representative of the branch on SOC Council:

Rachael Wilbourn, 07708 547175

Chair:

Anne Reid

Treasurer:

Jan Christin

Committee members:

Ron Downing, Maria O'Neill

Angus and Dundee recorder and Technical Expert:

Jon Cook

Perth and Kinross recorder:

George Dunbar, 07765 183697

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.

AGM minutes:

Please click here for the 2022-23 AGM minutes.

Branch minutes:

All minutes and reports from both committee and AGM meetings are available on request from the Branch Secretary Rachael Wilbourn.

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 Norman Elkins.