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Ornithological Society

The Ornithological Society (BirdSoc) is one of our newer societies formed for those with a passion for birds and birding.

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BirdSoc is the society for anyone interested in bird watching and wildlife, of all levels of interest and knowledge. We run regular birding walks, workshops to develop your skills, day trips, bird ringing demos, research talks and socials - creating a growing community of young bird enthusiasts here at the university!

SorrellOne of the founding members

Recent events included an interactive session on birdsong, local walks at Duddingston Loch and Blackford Hill, plus online discussions on nature writing, buzzard conservation and winter birding sites around Edinburgh.

Students during a birding walk
A walk in the Hermitage, looking for Dippers
BirdSoc members
Bird watching at Duddingston Loch