Aviemore Wildlife Watching
Aviemore and the surrounding Cairngorms National Park is a hotspot for Scottish wildlife and is home to 25 per cent of Britain’s threatened species. Look out for wildcats, capercaillie, squirrels and pine martens in the ancient forests. You can see Ospreys fishing at the Rothiemurchus Fish Farm and nearby lochs. Deer, badgers and golden eagles to be seen too.
If you have been inspired by wildlife programmes such as BBC’s Springwatch get out and see some Aviemore wildlife for yourself. Even within the village itself you can see deer quietly moving around, squirrels on bird feeders and ospreys overhead. Join a guide and see some of the more reclusive animals that can be found in the beautiful countryside surrounding Aviemore and within the Cairngorms National Park. The Wildcat or Highland Tiger is close to extinction and you can learn more about the conservation work to look after this rare animal here. The Highland Wildlife Park near Kincraig (10 minutes drive South of Aviemore) is home to some local species and is a great way to see them up close.
You can find out more information about all the Cairngorms National Park Conservation Projects here.For more on how to join an organised wildlife watching activity see the business listings below.
Wildlife Watching with Speyside Wildlife
Evening Mammal Watching - Our hide is located in the Cairngorms within the Caledonian Pine Forest ne...
+44 (0) 1479 812498
Walking - Cairngorm Mountain
Guided ranger walks every Thursday (May to September only) There's no better way to discover the nat...
Instinct - Wildlife Guide
Expert, local wildlife guides with exclusive access within the Cairngorms National Park. Bespoke 4x4...
Cairngorms National Park
07944 280 986
Rothiemurchus Ranger Led Activities
With entertaining Rangers, see behind the scenes at this stunning family-run estate, discover a dyna...
Glenmore Forestry Commission Visitor Centre
Glenmore Forest Park Glenmore provides opportunities for walking,cycling,cross-country skiing (Wint...
Wilderness Scotland, Wildlife Holidays
A little more active than “normal” wildlife holidays, we'll introduce you to our wild in...
The Cairngorm Reindeer Centre
PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR FULL INFO! Guided Hill Trips to visit the reindeer in their natural hab...
Wilderness Scotland, Self-guided
Enjoy absolute freedom on our selection of self-guided holidays. Take on the challenge of hiking a l...
Mountain Garden - Cairngorm Mountain
The Wild Mountain Garden at Cairngorm Mountain The original mountain garden was created by Ben Humb...
Highland Wildlife and Birdwatch Safaris
18 Corbett Place, Aviemore (01479 811169)