Scotland is one of the best locations in Britain to see a wide variety of birds of prey, particularly buzzards. However, you can also catch a glimpse of golden eagles, kestrels, white-tailed eagles and harriers in its wild regions. Galloway has its own Red Kite Trail around Loch Ken for people to see this once-threatened bird in its natural surroundings.
The Cairngorms are the place to see golden eagles, usually in flight above the peaks. Their own habitats are excellently hidden, so don’t expect to stumble across them accidentally. No eagles? No worries; the Cairngorms are also home to many raptors and several rare hen harriers.
It’s also worth paying a visit to the RSPB’s Loch Garten Osprey Centre, just outside Aviemore in Inverness-shire. In spring it’s the most popular place in the UK for ospreys to come home to breed. The warmer months of the year are also the best time to see Scotland’s white-tailed eagles off the Isle of Skye. With a variety of camping sites across Scotland to choose from, you can shape a birdwatching trip with Experience Freedom to suit your every need.