Stunning scenery and fantastic wildlife - all from the comfort of a Luxury Land Rover Discovery.
From the keenest enthusiast to the enthusiastic novice, wildlife watching backed up with conservation and environmental narration.We offer a variety of wildlife watching excursions.
One of the most Popular Excursions for those new to the area.
Glen Muick is usually the best place to start with most excursions seeing three species of Deer, two species of Grouse, Red Squirrel, and a variety of other birdlife. For much of the year excluding July, August and early September this is a good area to see Black Grouse, with their displaying behaviour at a peak in March, April and May.
Included in the Glen Muick excursion is a site for Osprey when in season, followed by a drive around the wider area of Ballater heading out on a scenic route as far as Balmoral Castle area and Golden Eagle possibilities on the return journey or farther afield by arrangement.
Early starts or later finishes catch the wildlife is at its’ most active. Timings are arranged on a trip by trip basis, dependent on the time of year and the client’s preference.
Taking advantage of your guides “tour guide status” at this site allows you transportation to the base of the tourist facilities.
Enjoy a stroll through the grounds of this Scottish Holiday home of the Royal Family. With your guide informing you of the natural history interest together with the aesthetic, commercial and sporting management that takes place here. Visit the Castle Ballroom, displays, gardens and grounds together with the gift shop and cafeteria.
Guests are welcome to stay on to explore the public areas for the rest of the day.
Visit some of the conservation hot spots of Speyside in the company of an experienced DNA guide. Years of experience and local knowledge will ensure you have the best possible opportunity of being in the right place at the right time to see many of the species you have travelled far not to miss.
With the option of starting the day with "Caper watch" at Loch Garten where we hope to catch up with the elusive Capercaillie, The patient wait gives the resident pair of Ospreys chance to keep us entertained together with the constant antics at the bird feeders.
Follow this by journeying on to some special locations for Red and Black Throated Divers Red And Black Grouse a whole host of other wader and passerine species. These can include Scottish Crossbill, Crested Tit, Golden Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, Buzzard, Merlin, Hen Harrier, Curlew, Lapwing, Snipe, Woodcock ,Dipper, Grey Wagtail never mind all the Summer Migrants!!!!.
This fantastic, most scenic of castles is perched on a rocky outcrop on the coast of Aberdeenshire.
The locality has good populations of seabirds with Puffin, Razorbill and Guillemot, Eider and always the possibility of Peregrine Falcon and if you’re lucky perhaps a passing citations.
A visit to Aberdeen Harbour accompanied with a nice fresh brew at the right state of the tide can prove exciting watching the local visiting Bottlenose Dolphins hunting for salmon.
The journey there takes in the opportunity of looking for leaping Salmon (all ways best when the rivers are in spate)