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Wildlife watching

Scottish Wildlife - what's so special? In global terms Scotland is a small country, but it is big on world-class wildlife. Scotland is blessed with some of the most precious and unique natural environments in the world. This natural environment is the setting for a marvellous diversity of wildlife throughout the year. The seven most popular and iconic species which accentuate the seasonal and geographical diversity of the country's wildlife offering are:

You can find information on seeing these species at Visit Scotland external site  or Wild Scotland Calendar external site .  Follow the links below to find out more about places to go and things to do, as well as tips on how to make sure you don't disturb or damage the wildlife you have come to enjoy.

Kids birdwatching. ©Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Where to go

Scotland offers many places to see wildlife. Find some ideas on where to go.

Tourist and puffin, Isle of Noss NNR, Shetland Isles.  ©Lorne Gill/SNH.  For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Watching wildlife responsibly

Watching wildlife is exciting, but remember to act responsibly. Follow these simple guidelines.



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