Wildlife in Fife

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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.

VisitScotland The Kingdom of Fife and St Andrews Guide
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Although one of the smallest regions in size, the Kingdom of Fife boasts a phenomenal number of coastal habitats which are home to various species. With three river estuaries as well as forests and wetlands, the region is the perfect place to spot a vast array of wading birds and wildfowl. Its coastline and islands also provide shelter to marine animals such as grey seals as well as large seabird colonies. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to get up close to spectacular wildlife in Fife.

  • Swan in flight
    Swan in flight
  • A visitor looks up to sharks and other fish swimming in a tank at Deep Sea World
    Deep Sea World
  • Information point in the Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve
    Tentsmuir Nature Reserve Information Point
  • Two people photographing the wildlife on the Isle of May
    People admiring the wildlife on the Isle of May
  • The boat to Anstruther, East Neuk, Fife
    Boat to Anstruther
A duck and four ducklings on a river

Finding wildlife

Discover the amazing wildlife that favours the coastal grasslands, forests, beaches and islands of Fife.

A white tailed eagle, or sea eagle, hunting over water.

Birdwatching

Spot an impressive range of important bird species in their natural surroundings in the Kingdom of Fife.

Boat to Anstruther, Fife

Boat charters and wildlife cruises

Explore the waters around Fife on a wildlife cruise and discover the wide range of species in their unique habitat.

A North American Wolf at the Scottish Deer Centre

Wildlife attractions

Discover the range of wildlife attractions in the Kingdom of Fife, including the Scottish Deer Centre in Cupar and the region's two aquaria.

A wildlife boat cruise pulls up close to the cliffs at the Isle of May.

Hides and reserves

Discover Fife's abundant wildlife at nature reserves across the region, including national and local nature reserves as well as seabird colonies on the Isle of May.