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Tomintoul Bird Hide

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Address:
Field of Hope, Tomintoul, Ballindalloch, UK
Description:

Visit the community bird hide on the edge of Tomintoul to view farmland waders such as lapwings, curlews and oystercatchers, as well as other wildlife and nature throughout the year.

This area is a particular stronghold for breeding waders such as lapwing - known as Peesies - while, in other parts of the UK, these species are in decline.

Within the hide, displays will help you to identify and learn about the waders, their habitat and what farmers are doing to make better conditions for them.  There is also information on the wildflowers you might see along the nearby Tomintoul Circular Path, as well as the historic interest of the surrounding fields. And if you look up, you can immerse yourself in the wonders of the night sky! From the hide you will also see the cut rushes and muddy scrapes that have been created to improve nesting and feeding sites for waders.

The hide is open all year round, but the best time to view waders is in the spring when they return to Tomintoul and Glenlivet to breed. At other times of year, there are plenty of other birds, bees and butterflies that inhabit the nearby grassy meadows and you may  see other wildlife such as brown hare, roe deer or if you're lucky, a stoat.

Be sure to write up your wildlife sightings on the blackboard in the hide!

Additional Information:

Open all year round.

Parking available at Field of Hope at the junction of A939 and B9008. Bird hide is 25 metres from the carpark along a level track. There is ramped access into the hide.

Address:
Field of Hope, Tomintoul, Ballindalloch, UK
Description:

Visit the community bird hide on the edge of Tomintoul to view farmland waders such as lapwings, curlews and oystercatchers, as well as other wildlife and nature throughout the year.

This area is a particular stronghold for breeding waders such as lapwing - known as Peesies - while, in other parts of the UK, these species are in decline.

Within the hide, displays will help you to identify and learn about the waders, their habitat and what farmers are doing to make better conditions for them.  There is also information on the wildflowers you might see along the nearby Tomintoul Circular Path, as well as the historic interest of the surrounding fields. And if you look up, you can immerse yourself in the wonders of the night sky! From the hide you will also see the cut rushes and muddy scrapes that have been created to improve nesting and feeding sites for waders.

The hide is open all year round, but the best time to view waders is in the spring when they return to Tomintoul and Glenlivet to breed. At other times of year, there are plenty of other birds, bees and butterflies that inhabit the nearby grassy meadows and you may  see other wildlife such as brown hare, roe deer or if you're lucky, a stoat.

Be sure to write up your wildlife sightings on the blackboard in the hide!

Additional Information:

Open all year round.

Parking available at Field of Hope at the junction of A939 and B9008. Bird hide is 25 metres from the carpark along a level track. There is ramped access into the hide.

 

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