Category: day guide

Winter Wildlife on the Coast

There is no doubt that the Cairngorms National Park has great wildlife all year round. In the winter, species are generally quieter so the coasts around Britain offer a wide variety of species that stay on the milder coasts for the season. From the Cairngorms, our closest coastline is the

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January in the Cairngorms

The first month of the year has been a mix of sunshine, showers, storms and snow. With the unseasonable weather continuing, buds are popping out on the tree and flowers and Snowdrops are brightening up our gardens.  We also welcomed back for the last season the BBC Winterwatch team from

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5 Key Winter Species of the Cairngorms

Winter can be a quieter time of year for wildlife with many of migratory birds away and the weather more unpredictable. There is plenty to look out for however and these are just five key species to look out for on a visit to the Cairngorms. Crested Tit One of

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Best Places to see Wildlife in the Cairngorms

Whether you are a returning visitor or thinking about coming to the Cairngorms for its wildlife, then this may help you decide. There is no mistaking that the Cairngorms National Park is abundant with wildlife that many visitors hope to see on a visit to the area. Speyside Wildlife is

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December in the Cairngorms

As the year comes to an end, we look back at December in the Cairngorms. With the festive period being in many people minds, it is also important to get into the countryside and observe what is going on in the natural world around us. Compared to the Winters of

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Wildlife playing a part in Christmas Traditions

During the festive period, wildlife also have an important part in Christmas celebrations around the world and here in the Cairngorms. Whether it’s in Christmas songs, stories, decorations, wildlife has a part in this busy time of year. Our National Bird – the Robin Birds are often a feature of

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November in the Cairngorms

The last of the leaves have fallen after a hard frost, snow has made an appearance and Winter is full motion in the Cairngorms. November can be dark and wet, where the sun barely makes it over the horizon, but wildlife is still active and often need our help to

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May/June in the Cairngorms

Snow flurries still occurred throughout May, much to the wildlife’s surprise. Migrant bird such as Cuckoo and Flycatchers were establishing breeding grounds. Swallows, Warblers and Swift were later arriving in the area due to the strange wind directions, but have since been very active since arriving back, with ‘screams’ of

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