The annual Arran Bird Report is a "must" for anyone interested in the birds of Arran.
It includes a summary of the year, the impact of weather on birds, information on ringed birds, as well as reports on all species seen and some of Arran's special bird projects. The uniqueness of Arran is reflected throughout the report, including the number of UK protected birds that share our island with us, as well as the differences between here and even the adjacent mainland.
This latest version of the annual report is available from shops and other outlets throughout the island, priced £5.00 or directly from Lindsey and Robert Marr of Lamlash email@example.com
These Arran Bird Reports published by the Arran Natural History Society are each available as a pdf download.
Click the image of the front cover to down load the report from that year.
In 1980, Maggie H. Dunn produced the first bird report for the Arran Natural History Society. There has been a bird report every year since then. The complete collection of annual reports is available for access from the archivists at the Isle of Arran Heritage Museum.
Click the image of the front cover to down load the report from 1980.
This booklet The Birds of the Island of Arran by J.A. Gibson was published in 1956 by the Buteshire Natural History Society. It is with their permission that it appears on this website.
Click the image of the front cover to down load the booklet from 1956.
Gazetteer of Arran Place Names
To help people making use of the annual Arran Bird Reports, this gazetteer of Arran place names, based on names from the Ordinance Survey Explorer Map 361 "Isle of Arran", has been produced and is available as a PDF download. Click gazetteer.
Classic Bird Book
Two sought-after bird guides by the Rev. J. M. McWilliam, a founding member and Honorary President of the Scottish Ornithologists' Club, have been republished as eBooks. Proceeds are being donated to the SOC.
For more information click the image of the classic book.
A Historical Perspective
This material has been extracted with the permission of the author from "An Atlas of Arran Vertebrates" mammals, breeding birds, reptiles, amphibians, freshwater fishes by J. A. Gibson, Chairman, Clyde Area Branch, Scottish Wildlife Trust and published by the Arran Nature Centre, Brodick in 1975. To view the extract click the image.
The extract is given solely as an interesting historical document. The validity of a number of the records is questionable.