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Dotterel Charadrius morinellus ©Sue Tranter

Clackmannanshire is an historic county and council area in Scotland, bordering the council areas of Stirling, Fife and Perth & Kinross, it is often nicknamed the 'wee county'.

The Ochil Hills lie in the northern part of the area. Strathdevon is immediately to the south of the steep escarpment formed by the Ochil Fault, along which the Hillfoots Villages are located. Strathdevon mostly comprises a lowland plain a few hundred metres either side of the River Devon, which joins the Forth near Cambus. There is also the Black Devon river that flows past the town of Clackmannan to join the Forth near Alloa. This confluence once had a small pier, for portage to Dunmore pier on the south shore, and anchorage of smaller sailing ships, while others of greater tonnage could be accepted at Dunmore pier on the opposite banks of the Forth.

County Recorder

Chris Pendlebury

Top Left, 46 High Street, Dunblane FK15 0AY

07798 711134


Useful Reading

Where to Watch Birds in Scotland

Mike Madders and Julia Welstead - 297 pages, b/w illus, maps - Christopher Helm

ISBN: 071365693X

Buy this book from NHBS.com


RSPB - Forth Valley Local Group


The Forth Valley Local Group of the RSPB covers a wide area including Dunblane, Falkirk, Linlithgow and Stirling in Central Scotland…

SOC Central Scotland Branch


Secretary Roger Gooch, The Red House, Dollarfield, Dollar, FK14 7LX, Tel 01259 742326


Central Scotland Forest


The Central Scotland Forest Trust (CSFT) leads the partnership which is creating the Forest. It is supported by formal partners (the Scottish Executive, Scottish Enterprise and the LECs, the Forestry Commission, the area's five Local Authorities and Scottish Natural Heritage) and informal partners including local communities, voluntary organisations, the private sector and the area's farmers and landowners…

Loch Leven


Satellite View

Loch Leven hosts one of the largest concentrations of inland breeding ducks in Europe. Around 1000 pairs nest mainly in the loch's islands…

RSPB - Black Devon Wetlands


Satellite View

Black Devon Wetlands is a mosaic of untouched wet grassland and wetland habitat including freshwater pools, brackish pools and reedbeds. Located on the Inner Forth, the reserve is set back from the river and forms an important area for large flocks of wintering wading birds and wildfowl. There are currently no facilities on the reserve, but over the next year we will be creating a fantastic place for everyone to come and learn about and enjoy this hidden gem on the Inner Forth.

Trip Reports


Trip Report Repository

CloudBirders was created by a group of Belgian world birding enthusiasts and went live on 21st of March 2013. They provide a large and growing database of birding trip reports, complemented with extensive search, voting and statistical features.

Places to Stay

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Campbell Cottage


Disabled accessible cottage sleeps six and has birding nearby…