Welcome to Birds in Clyde
Whether you are new to birdwatching, an experienced birder, or somewhere in between, the purpose of this website is to get you involved and further your enjoyment of Scotland's wonderful birdlife.
The Scottish Ornithologists' Club (SOC) was established in 1936 and exists to promote the study, enjoyment and conservation of wild birds and their habitats across Scotland. This is the website of the Clyde Branch of the SOC, which coordinates recording and activities, with regular meetings and outings.
NEW: Clyde Big Birding Day 2022
We are planning a Clyde Big Birding Day on 14th May 2022 as part of the Global Birding Day. In 2021, over 7,000 species were recorded worldwide on that day by over 50,000 participants from 192 countries.
For our Clyde Big Birding Day, we want as many people as possible to enjoy birds, record what they see and report them to Clyde SOC.
Keep the date free - more information on Clyde Big Birding Day 2022.
NEW: Spring Migrants are arriving!
The Spring Migrants Table, by Birdline Scotland and hosted on the SOC website, keeps track of the very latest migrant birds reported in the country.
To be notified of the table's launch and to receive email updates of the most recent arrivals in Scotland, join the Spring Migrants Table mailing list.
- NEW: The March grapevine archive can be found here
- NEW: The Clyde Branch AGM will be held on Monday 25th April by Zoom. A link will be sent to members nearer the date.
- A total of 54 species were seen at this month's outing to Baron's Haugh. The report can be found on the Outings page.
- A searchable Gazetteer of over 5,000 locations in the Clyde area is now available. For each location there is a link to a map to see a pin drop of the 1km area and you can see the Tetrad and the 10km square for that location. The next time you read about a Clyde bird at a location that is unfamiliar to you, you will be quickly able to find out more about the location. There is a downloadable spreadsheet version too that also has an extra column that describes the area covered by the 10k square.
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