Perched on Europe's edge, and surrounded by food-rich seas and shores, Scotland is an essential filling station for migrating birds, a safe winter haven for ducks, geese and shorebirds, and the ideal summer home for nesting seabirds. If you've never or visited one of Scotland's big 'seabird cities' in summer, or seen the huge flocks of geese at Caerlaverock or on Islay, prepare to be amazed! Scotland has over 140 sites so important for birds that they are protected by international designations.
Find out what's special and how you can get involved.
Scotland's woodland support many important birds such as crested tits and capercaillie.
Our uplands echo with the sound of waders and are home to many birds of prey.
Find out about the spectacular Osprey and other birds that rely on Scotland's freshwater habitats.
Ground nesting skylarks and grazing geese all have to live along side us.
One of Scotland's specialities! Our rich seas and long coastline are home to internationally important colonies.
There's a lot to discover right on your doorstep!
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