Wildlife

Isn't the natural world bloomin' marvellous? We think so!

Whether you want to hear the cheerful chirp of a dawn chorus, see a graceful soaring white-tailed sea eagle, or sail alongside playful dolphins, there are incredible opportunities to get up close and personal with the wildest of our residents.

Scotland's landscapes are home to an incredible array of wildlife that you can find in all nooks, crannies and corners of the country. Our two National Parks; Cairngorms and Loch Lomond & The Trossachs, boast magnificent habitats that allow you to see these elusive creatures up close.

Image: A red kite seen from below, with its distinctive forked tail on display

© Galloway & Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere

Wild animals to spot in Scotland

There is an abundance of wildlife species you can spot across Scotland in a range of natural habitats. Here are just a few to keep your eyes peeled for:

A pair of Northern Brown Argus Butterflies in the Galloway & Southern Ayrshire Biosphere

Image: Northern Brown Argus Butterflies

© Galloway & Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere

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