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Bird Watching in the Highlands & Cairngorms

Kingfisher with lunch
                        on the River Spey by Stewart PotterThe local area is a haven for many rare species of bird including crested tits, Scottish crossbills, capercaillie and the osprey which can be seen from the RSPB observation point at the nearby Abernethy Forest/Loch Garten Nature Reserve, near Boat of Garten, where live video pictures of the osprey nest are relayed back to the Osprey Centre which is fully accessible to wheelchairs.

We have a number of RSPB magazines, bird identification books and tips on where to see the best viewings in the area.

The Revack Estate encourage and preserve wetter ground habitat, which nurtures orchid species and provides nesting sites for oyster catchers, lapwings, skylarks and curlew. Other important wetlands in United Kingdom include Insh Marshes which are home to lapwings, red shanks and curlews in spring, and in winter the marshes flood, providing roosting and feeding for flocks of whooper swans and greylag geese. The best time for visiting Insh Marches being between November and June.

Loch Ruthven is an important site in the UK for the rare Slavonian grebe as well as osprey, black grouse and if your lucky a peregrine or hen harrier. The golden eagle may also be spotted high in the Cairngorms where you can take the Funicular Railway to an altitude of around 3,600 ft.

The Cublin Sands Reserve is definitely worth a visit where oystercatchers, bar-tailed godwits and knots can be seen. Large numbers of sea ducks including long tailed ducks are seen in winter. All the RSPB reserves are open all year.


Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris
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Tel: 01479 811169 (after 6pm)
Mobile: 07974 151503
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