Ornithological Society (BirdSoc)

Hello bird lovers! We're a new society, for anyone who enjoys birdwatching, twitching, bird ringing or has a general bird appreciation. All levels of interest and knowledge welcome!


  • Ornithological Society (BirdSoc) Non Student Membership£8.00
  • Ornithological Society (BirdSoc) Student Membership£5.00
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We are a society for anyone interested in birds and birdwatching, from beginners to lifelong birders. We run regular walks, identification workshops, research talks, bird ringing demos and more.

See our Facebook page (facebook.com/EdUniBirdsoc) or the events tab for event information. 

Membership perks include discounts for Viking Optical and Rare Bird Alert, free field guide loans and subsidised trip costs. Join us to meet other young birders here at uni, develop your birding skills, de-stress from uni with the mindfulness of birding and explore wildlife sites in and around Edinburgh. Hope to see you at an event soon!

Event accessibility - for our in person events we will publish accessibility information in the event description, however please drop us an email if you have any concerns or would like to discuss anything.

Happy birding!

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