The Angus & Dundee Bird Club was formed in 1997. In 25 successful years the membership has grown to over 200 members! The club organizes a varied programme of outdoor and indoor meetings throughout the year. The indoor meetings are held at the Panbride Church Hall, Carnoustie. Members can also benefit from an included texting service, which operates when rarer birds have been located.

Club Chairman is Jonathan Pattullo. He can be contacted via email at for further information, questions answered and application forms. Follow the “Contact” link at the top of this website to view other ADBC contact details.

Membership includes the Annual Bird Report and optional Text Grapevine System.
You will also receive 3 Newsletters issued in March, July and November, edited by Jon Cook who can be contacted on (01382) 738495 and via email at

Annual Membership is only 15 Individual / 20 Family and 15 Unwaged.

To join the ADBC contact our Club Chairman, or alternatively click the link below, download and print off the application form and post to our treasurer.

Please Click and Print Application Form

Application & Membership Renewal Form Download




The Angus & Dundee Bird Report records the number of Species of Birds throughout the year in Angus & Dundee!

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.

Copies of the Report are available from Montrose Basin Visitor Centre and the SOC's headquarters at Waterston House in Aberlady (please call to check availability before travelling), or by post from Jon Cook, address below.

Price is 8.00 plus 2.15 UK postage and packing. Cheques should be made payable to the Angus & Dundee Bird Club.

Club Members get a copy AUTOMATICALLY, so why not join!

County Recorder, Bird Report Editor & Rare Bird Descriptions Sent To:
Jon Cook, 76 Torridon Road, Broughty Ferry, Dundee. DD5 3JH. Telephone: (01382) 738495

Please submit ALL your Angus Bird Records preferably via the BTO’s BirdTrack.

Alternatively submit to the County Recorder Jon Cook using

a) the SOC Angus Bird Recorder software (details from Jon Cook)
b) the SOC spreadsheet
c) on paper (in date/site/species order)




A PDF Guide To Accessible Birdwatching Sites In Angus, by Alex Shepherd





Outdoor Outings

For Further Details Contact Club Committee - Non Club Members Welcome!


Sun 28th May

“Killiecrankie & Loch of the Lowes”

Meet at Killiecrankie NTS Visitor Centre. 10:00am.

Leader Jonathan Pattullo

Sun 18th June

“Little Glen Shee”

Meet at Broxden Roundabout Park & Ride. 9:00am.

Leader Jonathan Pattullo

Sun 16th July

“St Cyrus & Fowlsheugh”

Meet at St Cyrus NR Car Park. 9:00am.

Leader Jonathan Pattullo

Sun 13th August

“Tay Reed Beds”

Meet at Riverside Nature Park, Dundee. 9:00am.

Leader Jonathan Pattullo

Sun 3rd September

“Barry Buddon Open Day”

Meet at Monifieth Football Pitches Car Park. 9:30am.

Leader TBA

Sun 17th September

“Fife Coast”

Meet at Tay Road Bridge Car Park (Fife Side). 9:00am.

Leader Jonathan Pattullo

Sun 8th October

“Angus Migrants”

Meet at Lunan Bay Main Car Park. 9:00am.

Leader Jonathan Pattullo

Sun 12th November

“West Angus Lochs”

Meet at Main Car Park, Forfar Loch. 9:00am.

Leader Jonathan Pattullo

Sun 10th December

“Lunan Bay & Montrose Basin”

Meet at Lunan Bay Main Car Park. 9:00am.

Leader Jonathan Pattullo

Indoor Meetings

Tue 19th Sep 2023

“Creating a Better Environment for Barn Owls” & AGM

7:30pm at Panbride Hall, Arbroath Rd., Carnoustie. DD7 6BI

Carol Littlewood

Tue 17th Oct 2023

“East Scotland’s Seabirds: How Populations are Faring”

7:30pm at Panbride Hall, Arbroath Rd., Carnoustie. DD7 6BI

Steve Willis (or colleague)

Tue 21st Nov 2023

“Travel Photos” (To Be Decided)

7:30pm at Panbride Hall, Arbroath Rd., Carnoustie. DD7 6BI

Eric McCabe

Tue 19th Dec 2023

“Christmas Social & Members Night”

7:30pm at Panbride Hall, Arbroath Rd., Carnoustie. DD7 6BI

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