Why Get A Wildlife Guide?

Hundreds of visitors flock to the Cairngorms National Park every year hoping to spot some of the spectacular, rare wildlife that make a home here. The Park, for instance, boasts more breeding farmland waders than the whole of Wales, eight per cent of the UK’s total capercaillie population and 25 per cent of the UK’s entire threatened species.

While you may be lucky to see some of the locals, like a pine marten, osprey or red squirrel, while you’re out and about, there’s no doubt that hiring a wildlife guide increases your chances significantly of catching a glimpse of these animals.  As Speyside Wildlife guide Duncan Macdonald says: “Wildlife doesn’t follow a timetable, so it’s often a case of being in the right place at the right time.”

Guides can help you be in the right place at the right time.

Wildlife guides:

Fun Facts About Wildlife

Wildlife guides are full of weird and wonderful facts about wildlife. For instance, did you know that:

If you enjoyed this article, then why not check out these wildlife companies which can arrange a wildlife guide for your trip to the Cairngorms:

Speyside Wildlife

Glenesk Wildlife

Wild Alba Tours

Glenlivet Wildlife

Wilderness Scotland Wildlife Holidays

Loch Insh Wildlife Cruises

Also, be sure not to miss the Cairngorms Nature BIG Weekend on 10-12th May. For a list of its many varied events, see here.

Read more blogs on wildlife in the Cairngorms National Park here.

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