Explore our wild places and see wildlife in their natural habitats
Find out about our wildlife watching facilities and discover the fascinating flora and fauna to be found in and around Scotland’s forests.
The White-tailed Eagle is the UK's biggest raptor. Mull is probably the best place to see these fabulous birds, but you might be lucky at Tentsmuir in Fife, or Loch Arkaig in Lochaber.
Read more about the White-tailed Eagle and where to see it.
The red squirrel is native to Britain and is a shy, elusive creature, spending much of its time in the tree canopy. They are fascinating to watch, but spotting them requires patience.
Read more about red squirrels and where to see them.
Beavers build dams which flood an area, providing a large enough pond in which to build a lodge dwelling. They were hunted to extinction in Scotland in the 16th century, but now, could they be reintroduced?
Read more about beavers, the Scottish Beaver Trial and where to view them.
Peregrines are powerful, compact, medium-sized falcons and because of the speeds they attain during their hunting swoops, are regarded as the fastest species in the animal kingdom.
Read more about Peregrine Falcons and where to see them.
Allt Mhuic Butterfly Reserve
Allt Mhuic is an area of grassland, moorland and native woodland between two large conifer plantations, set amidst some spectacular scenery. It is home to over 10 species of butterfly, as well as other animals.
Red deer are the largest land mammal in Scotland.
They can be seen all over Scotland, but Forestry Commission Scotland has some prime places for viewing them.
Read more about red deer.
The osprey is unique amongst birds of prey in the way it has adapted to live on fish, spotting them with their acute, binocular vision and swooping to catch them with long, curved claws.