Areas covered:

Angus and Dundee City

Local recorder for the area:

Jon Cook

76 Torridon Road, Broughty Ferry, Dundee, DD5 3JH

01382 738495

Record submission:

The preferred method is through BirdTrack. Records made using the SOC Angus database or the earlier general SOC spreadsheet can still be used, as can written records, preferably in date and location order. Please submit all records by February of the following year.

Angus and Dundee Bird Report


Jon Cook

Published by:

Angus & Dundee Bird Club

Latest issue:


The 2019 Angus and Dundee Bird Report is now available in the attractive 'perfect binding' format. It has full colour front and back pages with a map of the area. Inside it contains a systematic list of the species recorded, colour photographs, a summary of ringing totals for the year and articles on The Waders of Glen Esk and the first Olive-backed Pipit for the County.


The reports are priced at £8 each, plus £2.15 UK p&p if necessary. Cheques should be made payable to the Angus and Dundee Bird Club.

Available from:

Copies of the Report are available from the Montrose Basin Visitor Centre and are now available to purchase at SOC Headquarters (please call to check stock availability before travelling), or the County Recorder, Jon Cook, 76 Torridon Road, Broughty Ferry, Dundee. DD5 3JH. Telephone: (01382) 738495. Email:

First published:


Correspondence and back issues:

Please contact Jon (as above)

Angus & Dundee Bird Records Committee:


Ron Downing, Martin Heubeck, Graham Smith, (vacancy). Secretary (non-voting) Jon Cook.

Species that the committee considers: (CAPITALS indicate an SBRC species)

Bewick’s Swan, American Wigeon, Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Duck, FERRUGINOUS DUCK, Surf Scoter (female only), Capercaillie, WHITE-BILLED DIVER, CORY’S SHEARWATER, GREAT SHEARWATER, Balearic Shearwater, WILSON’S STORM PETREL, Leach’s Petrel, Bittern, NIGHT HERON, CATTLE EGRET, Little Egret, Great White Egret, PURPLE HERON, White stork, Spoonbill, Honey-buzzard, BLACK KITE, MONTAGU’S HARRIER, Rough-Legged Buzzard, RED-FOOTED FALCON, Hobby, Spotted Crake, Corn Crake, Crane, Avocet, STONE-CURLEW, KENTISH PLOVER, American Golden Plover, Pectoral Sandpiper, Temminck’s Stint, WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, Pectoral Sandpiper, Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Red-necked Phalarope, Grey Phalarope, Sabine’s Gull, Ring-billed Gull, YELLOW-LEGGED GULL, CASPIAN GULL, WHITE-WINGED BLACK TERN, Black Guillemot, Little Owl, Nightjar, ALPINE SWIFT, Bee-eater, LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER, WOODCHAT SHRIKE, SHORT-TOED LARK, WOOD LARK, Shore Lark, RED-RUMPED SWALLOW, Richard’s Pipit, TAWNY PIPIT, RED-THROATED PIPIT, Water Pipit, NIGHTINGALE, Bluethroat, CETTI’S WARBLER, AQUATIC WARBLER, MARSH WARBLER, Icterine Warbler, MELODIOUS WARBLER, Barred Warbler, DARTFORD WARBLER, Pallas’s Warbler, SUBALPINE WARBLER, GREENISH WARBLER, RADDE’S WARBLER, DUSKY WARBLER, Firecrest, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Bearded Tit, Marsh Tit, Willow Tit, Crested Tit, Nuthatch, Golden Oriole, WOODCHAT SHRIKE, Chough, Rose-coloured Starling, EUROPEAN SERIN, ARCTIC REDPOLL, Scottish Crossbill, PARROT CROSSBILL, Common Rosefinch, Hawfinch, CIRL BUNTING, ORTOLAN BUNTING, RUSTIC BUNTING, LITTLE BUNTING, plus any other species not previously recorded in Angus.

Please submit descriptions for these species to the local recorder (see above) on the SBRC Rare Bird Record Form. They will be forwarded to the correct committee and the observer advised of the outcome. If the bird was photographed it is most helpful to include one or more images. For Crossbills a sound recording, sonogram or biometric data is likely to be required.

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