The North Sea Bird Club produces Bulletins for its members which give the latest news on birds/cetaceans reported, ringed/dead birds received, trip reports, and other news items from offshore.
The Bulletin is circulated to all who wish to be on our mailing list and can be emailed as an electronic version or posted to you as a paper copy. You can also download the following bulletins as Adobe.pdf files:
- Number 116
- Number 115
- Number 114
- Number 113
- Number 112
- Number 111
- Number 110
- Number 109
- Number 108
- Number 107
- Number 106
- Number 105
- Number 104
- Number 103
- Number 102
- Number 101
- Number 100
If you do not have the software to read .pdf files than you can download Adobe Acrobat Reader, for free, from the Adobe site.
A summary of the sightings of birds, cetaceans, insects and other animals reported from offshore is produced in our Annual Report. Information on ringed and dead birds received is also given. We are always keen to include sketches and photographs for this publication and encourage offshore observers to send in relevant material whenever possible. The status of each species is also given in recent Annual Reports and this may help new observers gain a quick understanding of the frequency with which certain species have been seen offshore. The Report is compiled from the database which is based on records sent in regularly from offshore observers. In a typical year it will contain some 5,000 bird records. The latest Annual Report available is for 2008. If you wish to receive a copy please contact us.
21st Anniversary Report
In 2001 we produced a report covering the 21 years since the Club was formed. For bird species, a systematic list summarises the records over that period and highlights significant sightings. Similar summaries for insects, cetaceans and marine animals and bats are also included, with contributions from highly qualified individuals in their respective fields. Articles by previous Club Recorders, oil industry workers both on and offshore, look back over the 21 years and the contribution made by the Club in not only gathering valuable information but also providing a leisure activity for those working offshore. The Report is illustrated throughout with colour photographs.
Copies can be obtained by contacting the Recorder, at a cost of £10 including p&p.
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Observer's Guide - Club Calendar
A Guide for Observers has been produced in 2010 and is available for all offshore members. To obtain a hard copy either contact us directly or download a version from here. Why not have some on your installation and encourage others to report sightings to us?
We have some hard copies of our Club Calendar, produced for us by Shell in Aberdeen. They run through to May 2011. We can post one to your home address if you email us or you could download a version from here. See Contacts page for details.
Since the Club's formation in 1979, many papers and articles have been written based on the data gathered by the Club. Copies of any such papers can be obtained from the Recorder, free of charge.