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Watch this video and see some of Scotland's remarkable wildlife, from timourous red squirrels to playful dolphins.
Great Scottish wildlife

See some of Scotland's remarkable wildlife, from timourous red squirrels to playful dolphins.

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  • A golden eagle.
    A golden eagle
  • A red kite soaring high up above Scotland
    Red kite
  • A seabird mid flight near Westray
    Fulmar off Stronsay coast
  • A white-tailed eagle hunting over a loch.
    A white-tailed eagle hunting in the wild

Scotland has a fantastic range of beautiful bird species that make the country’s stunning landscapes their home.

From huge predators prowling the skies, nimble grouse navigating heather-clad moorlands to cheerful songbirds nestling in tranquil woodland there are so many stunning species to spot throughout Scotland.

As the seasons change, so does the bird population. Migrant species flock to Scotland has a safe haven in the summer months. The coastal cliffs of Orkney are awash with thousands of seabirds in the summer creating vast bird cities. Back on the mainland you are in with a good chance of spotting some impressive birds of prey in Dumfries & Galloway. The Galloway Kite Trail gives visitors the opportunity to spot the elusive red kite through some of Scotland's most impressive scenery.

Browse the listings and plan your wildlife trip in Scotland today.

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  1. Keen Of Hamar

    Type

    Nature Centres & Reserves

    Gradings

    Shetland

    Resembling a lunar landscape, explore this remarkable nature reserve on Unst, home to some of the rarest plants in Britain.

  2. Scottish Terrier Tours

    Type

    Chauffeur Tour

    Gradings

    Wemyss Bay

    Welcome to Scottish Terrier Tours.

  3. Northshots

    Type

    Photography Tour

    Gradings

    Kingussie

    Northshots Photo Tours and Hides

  4. Tollie Red Kites - RSPB

    Type

    Nature Centres & Reserves

    Gradings

    • 4 Wildlife Experience
    4 Wildlife Experience

    Dingwall Area

    Welcome to Tollie Red Kites

  5. Birsay Moors Nature Reserve - RSPB

    Type

    Nature Centres & Reserves

    Gradings

    Birsay

    In the summer, hen harriers, short-eared owls and Arctic skuas nest on the moorland of this RSPB nature reserve.

  6. Glen Affric

    Type

    Nature Centres & Reserves

    Gradings

    Cannich

    A magical mix of native pinewoods, glistening lochs and haunting moorland.

  7. Gradings

    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction

    Kyleakin

    Learn about the local and natural history of Kyleakin and Eilen Ban at the Bright Water Visitor Centre and discover the diverse wildlife that dwells there.

  8. John Muir Trust, Isle Of Skye

    Type

    Nature Centres & Reserves

    Gradings

    Broadford

    The John Muir Trust’s care for three estates on Skye: Torrin, Strathaird and Sconser.

  9. RSPB Scotland Sumburgh Head

    Type

    Nature Centres & Reserves

    Gradings

    South Mainland

    Sumburgh Head is located at the southern tip of mainland Shetland with the majestic 100 metre cliffs offering a fantastic, unobstructed view of the seabird colonies and marine life surrounding it.

  10. Spey Bay

    Type

    Nature Centres & Reserves

    Gradings

    Buckie

    Spey Bay is a popular area of shingle beach and river estuary and is part of the largest vegetated shingle complex in Scotland.

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