Loch Garten Osprey Centre
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
A boardwalk leads from the visitor centre to a bird hide, allowing good access to a safe vantage point for further observation. To achieve this last aim a 'nest cam' CCTV camera was set up, allowing visitors to watch fledgling ospreys in the nest from the safety of the visitor centre.
There are trails throughout the Abernethy Forest woodlands surrounding the Osprey Centre, and around the shores of Loch Garten. In addition to the ospreys, the reserve offers good opportunities to view other local wildlife, including crested tits, greylag geese, and red squirrels.
This is an excellent area for birdwatching, and centre staff are on hand to answer questions, lend binoculars and telescopes, and lead regular birdwatching tours through the nature reserve. There is also a seasonal early morning capercaillie watch, led by wardens, from April to the end of May. Capercaillies are Scotland's largest variety of grouse.
The Osprey Centre is open daily 10 am-6 pm from April to the end of August. Members of the RSPB are admitted free.
About Loch Garten Osprey Centre
Address: Boat of Garten, Highlands and Islands, Scotland
Attraction Type: Countryside
Location: The Osprey Centre is well signposted from the B970 at Boat of Garten. Free parking. Good disabled access.
Website: Loch Garten Osprey Centre
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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