Wildlife in Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, Stirling & Forth Valley

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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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The rich habitats of Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, Stirling & Forth Valley provide a haven for a variety of wildlife species, including magnificent bird life. Take full advantage of the region’s accessible landscapes, including the UK’s first National Park, and keep your eyes peeled for some unforgettable sightings of spectacular wildlife, from raptors such as red kites to red deer and pine martens.

From snow-topped peaks, gentle lochs to sheltered forests, the landscape of Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, Stirling & Forth Valley is truly varied and provides the perfect habitat for a range of interesting wildlife species waiting to be discovered.

Make the most of your trip to Scotland’s first National Park with a Ranger Service, providing a variety of activities and talks covering a variety of topics including the National Park and natural and cultural heritage.

Discover the region’s fantastic bird population as they soar above the treetops on the hunt for prey listen as the sing amid the rich woodland or watch them waddle through the picturesque lochs. Try and spot them and other native species of red deer and red squirrels on the specially set up cameras at the David Marshall Lodge. Other species include grey and common seals, frogs, toads and even dragonflies and lizards.

Ride alongside lions, tigers and bison on safari and come face to face with an African lion at Blairdrummond Safari Park. Or see a range of exotic fish species at the Loch Lomond Aquarium.

  • One of Scotland's golden eagles.
    One of Scotland's golden eagles
  • Looking over to people driving past the lions of Blair Drummond Safari Park near Stirling
    Blair Drummond Safari Park near Stirling
  • The pier at Inversnaid, Loch Lomond
    The pier at Inversnaid, Loch Lomond
A red kite soaring high up above Scotland

Finding wildlife

Discover the amazing wildlife that favours the landscapes of the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park and the Forth Valley.

A professional guide out spotting.

Birdwatching trips

Spot an impressive range of bird species with birdwatching providers in Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, Stirling & Forth Valley.

Looking over to people driving past the lions of Blair Drummond Safari Park near Stirling

Wildlife attractions

Discover the wild attractions in Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, Stirling & Forth Valley, including safari parks and reserves.

A small boat on the calm waters of Loch Lomond

Hides and reserves

Discover Scottish wildlife in the stunning landscapes of Loch Lomond, The Trossachs & The Forth Valley by paying a visit to the region’s many hides, reserves and visitor centres.

Looking out across the Falls of Dochart, Killin

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park

This breathtakingly beautiful region is the location of Scotland's first national park and is full of pristine lochs, lush glens and rugged mountains waiting to be explored.