Covering several top wildlife watching areas, the Bird of Prey Trail in the Trossachs is a great destination for wildlife watching and outdoor pursuits.
This 30 miles in total trail hosts many viewing points, great range of walking and cycling routes and number of exciting events giving visitors a great chance to see Scotland’s birds of prey in the wild. It can be covered by car in half a day but to best enjoy the outdoors and appreciate this fantastic natural playground visitors are advised to explore the area by bike or on foot. Alternatively, the long stretches can be also done using the Trossachs Trundler bus service.
From red kites re-introduced to the area to ospreys, peregrines, golden eagles, buzzards to merlins and sparrowhawks, the area’s birds of prey are making a strong come-back thanks to the work of conservation bodies and land-owners. Other birds to be seen along the trail include the winter gatherings of whooper swans, graylag and pink-footed geese on the Carse of Stirling and many more. The trail encompasses a vast stretch of land including Flanders Moss National Nature Reserve, Lake of Monteith, Argaty Red Kite Hide, The David Marshall Lodge, Glen Finglass and the Trossachs themselves.