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WILDLIFE

Getting close to nature

You don’t really need to go anywhere  when you stay here if you want to get close to nature. You are likely to come across deer, herons, buzzards, foxes and badgers and we are visited by numerous small garden birds throughout the year as well as migrating geese and swans.

 

The beach at Newburg boasts one of the largest seal colonies in Europe at Newburgh and provides a fantastic opportunity to get close to seals in their natural environment. 

 

Dolphins too can often be spotted along the north coast and the various coastal walks are excellent for spotting seabirds including guillemot, cormorant and fulmar.

 

The RSPB Strathbeg reserve is a well known stop over for migrating geese attracting up to 20,000 in some years while the RSPB reserves at Forvie and Troup Head offer great walks and bird watching opportunities for a large number of sea bird species such as arctic tern and gannet. 

To get a feel for the wildlife which graces the North East of Scotland take a look at The Wild North East.