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Highland Bird Report 2015

6th July 2017

 All of the records which are reported to this website are now entered on Birdtrack and used for consideration of inclusion in the annual Highland Bird Report.  In 2015 some 155,000 records were considered for inclusion so it is understandable that all cannot be published.  A group of us compile this, all under the auspices of the Highland Branch of the Scottish Ornithologists' Club (SOC), so your records are put to good use.  The cover photograph for this years report is an Ivory Gull which wintered at Uig, found by Martin Lumb, and was seen by many local and visiting birders.  There is also a summary of the birds found in Skye and Lochalsh compiled by yours truly.  I have a few copies which are available locally at £9.  Otherwise details can be found at


Highland Bird Report 2017

Published by Highland Branch of the SOC, the 2017 report is now available at a cost of £9.  The report extends to 180 pages and contains a Skye and Lochalsh year summary provided by yours truly.  There are also several images in the publication from Martin Benson and myself. 

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