Aviemore Wildlife Watching

Aviemore and the surrounding Cairngorms National Park is a hotspot for Scottish wildlife and is home to 25 per cent of Britain’s threatened species.  Look out for wildcats, capercaillie, squirrels and pine martens in the ancient forests. You can see Ospreys fishing at the Rothiemurchus Fish Farm and nearby lochs. Deer, badgers and golden eagles to be seen too.

If you have been inspired by wildlife programmes such as BBC’s Springwatch get out and see some Aviemore wildlife for yourself. Even within the village itself you can see deer quietly moving around, squirrels on bird feeders and ospreys overhead. Join a guide and see some of the more reclusive animals that can be found in the beautiful countryside surrounding Aviemore and within the Cairngorms National Park. The Wildcat or Highland Tiger is close to extinction and you can learn more about the conservation work to look after this rare animal here. The Highland Wildlife Park near Kincraig (10 minutes drive South of Aviemore) is home to some local species and is a great way to see them up close.

You can find out more information about all the Cairngorms National Park Conservation Projects here.

    For more on how to join an organised wildlife watching activity see the business listings below.

    Walking - Cairngorm Mountain
    Walking - Cairngorm Mountain

    Summit Walk The Summit Walk takes you from the Ptarmigan Station at 3600ft up to the summit of Cair...

    CairnGorm Mountain

    Aviemore

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    01479 861261

    Wildlife Watching with Speyside Wildlife
    Wildlife Watching with Speyside Wildlife

    Evening Mammal Watching - Join one of Speyside Wildlife's friendly, expert guides for an amazing eve...

    Speyside Wildlife

    Aviemore

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    +44 (0) 1479 812498

    UK Wildlife Safaris
    UK Wildlife Safaris

    UK Wildlife Safaris operate wildlife tours throughout the UK, including The Cairngorms, Mull, Northu...

    UK Wildlife Safaris

    Aviemore

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    08001777544

    Rothiemurchus Land Rover Safaris, Tours, Osprey Photography  and  Wildlife Watching
    Rothiemurchus Land Rover Safaris, Tours, Osprey Photography and Wildlife Watching

    With entertaining Rangers, see behind the scenes at this stunning family run estate, discover a dyna...

    Rothiemurchus Centre

    Aviemore

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    01479 812345

    Wilderness Scotland, Self-guided
    Wilderness Scotland, Self-guided

    Enjoy absolute freedom on our selection of self-guided holidays. Take on the challenge of hiking a l...

    Inverdruie House, Inverdruie

    Aviemore

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    01479 420020

    Glenmore Forestry Commission Visitor Centre
    Glenmore Forestry Commission Visitor Centre

    Glenmore Forest Park Glenmore provides opportunities for walking,cycling,cross-country skiing (Wint...

    Glenmore

    Aviemore

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    01479 861220

    The Cairngorm Reindeer Centre
    The Cairngorm Reindeer Centre

    Summer is now firmly here to stay in the Cairngorms so why not take a visit to see Britain's only fr...

    Reindeer House

    Aviemore

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    01479 861228

    Mountain Garden - Cairngorm Mountain
    Mountain Garden - Cairngorm Mountain

    The Wild Mountain Garden at CairnGorm Mountain The original mountain garden was created by Ben Humb...

    Cairngorm Mountain

    Aviemore

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    01479 861261

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    Wilderness Scotland, Wildlife Holidays

    A little more active than “normal” wildlife holidays, we'll introduce you to our wild in...

    Inverdruie House

    Aviemore

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    01479 420020

    Highland Wildlife and Birdwatch Safaris

    18 Corbett Place, Aviemore (01479 811169)