Speyside Wildlife

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Place Category: See & Do and Leisure & Activities

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    Speyside Wildlife has 25 years of experience in organising wildlife-watching day trips, tours and holidays in the UK and Overseas. We cater for a wide variety of wildlife watchers, from the dedicated wildlife enthusiasts to those who simply wish to include some wildlife-watching as part of their holiday.

    Evening Mammal Watching
    Join one of Speyside Wildlife’s friendly, expert guides for an amazing evening’s wildlife watching experience in the Cairngorms. You’ll have the chance of viewing Pine Marten, Badger, deer and more from the comfort of our large, warm and modern hide in the forest on Rothiemurchus Estate, Aviemore.

    As seen on BBC Springwatch, these wonderful animals come within a few feet of the large picture windows, providing great photo opportunities and views at close quarters. Though the animals are wild, years of understanding their nocturnal habits has ensured incredibly reliable sightings. This fully guided dusk-time watch is terrifically exciting and can be booked online.

    Guided Wildlife Watching
    If you’d like a full day or more of wildlife watching in the Highlands, Speyside Wildlife can help. In such a vast area, where the special wildlife is thinly spread and elusive, you’ll benefit from our unbeatable local knowledge to find the species you most want to see. We’ll judge the weather, know the terrain and al transport is provided. Whether you want to see Golden Eagle, Harbour Seal, Red Squirrel, Ptarmigan, Bottlenose Dolphins, Crested Tit, Minke Whales, Otters or our more elusive species of Capercaillie, we can tailor-make an itinerary to suit your wishes. Full itineraries can be viewed on our website.

    Caledonian Pine Forest Day – walk through the local pine forests for Capercaillie, Black Grouse, Crested Tit, Scottish Crossbill and other woodland birds, with the chance of Red Squirrel and Roe Deer. During the spring and summer, this works best as an extended day out, with an early morning start for the more elusive species.

    Highland Glen Day – visit local glens for Golden Eagle, Red Deer, Red-throated Diver, Red Kite, Ring Ouzel and Peregrine. This day out involves more travelling and less walking, so can be suitable for those not used to walking far.

    Heather Moorland and Coastal Day – during the summer, explore the local moorland for Red Grouse, Black-throated Diver and Mountain Hare, before travelling to the coast for Osprey, seaduck and terns. There’s a good chance of Bottlenose Dolphin as well. Cairngorm Mountains Day – walk into the foothills of the Cairngorms for Ptarmigan, Snow Bunting and, for the more fit, Dotterel during May – August. Though not a difficult ascent, the walk is up to 4 miles and therefore walking boots and suitable outdoor clothing are essential.

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