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Wildlife watching

Recommended optics, clothing and equipment, individual species, itineraries, etc.

It really depends on what species you want to see and what you’re up for. Some species (eg: crossbill spp, capercaillie, ptarmigan, dotterel) can require walking to get the best chance of a view. But the length and type of route can sometimes be matched to your ability, whilst still offering the chance for a sighting.

I can offer guiding via the Cairngorm funicular railway, which offers an alternative means of gaining views of ptarmigan and dotterel ( additional charge and conditions apply ).


Binoculars are very useful, 8 x 42 or 7 x 32 being the most popular sizes ( pocket binoculars are often inadequate and the large 10 x can be too heavy ).


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