There are so many stunning bird species and birds of prey in Scotland to spot. From huge predators prowling the skies and nimble grouse navigating heather-clad moorlands, to cheerful songbirds nestling in tranquil woodland and vast seabird cities thriving on coastal cliffs, there are plenty of opportunites to go bird watching in Scotland.

Get close to rare birds at a hide

Immerse yourself in the natural world and get close to some of Scotland's most elusive and endangered species from the peace and quiet of a bird hide. Use a pair of binoculars to see magnificent birds of prey, such as a nesting pair of ospreys with their young in their Highland retreat.

See huge colonies of seabirds

Get closer to elusive seabirds than you could ever imagine on a boat charter or wildlife cruise in Scotland. With thousands of miles of coastline, including rugged sheer cliffs and pristine beaches, as well as over 700 islands, Scotland is one of the best places in the UK to get up close and personal with puffins, guillemots, manx shearwaters and more. Wildlife webcams are another great way to watch and learn about some of Scotland's more elusive and secretive wildlife species.