Aigas Field Centre
Aigas Field Centre

Spring Birds

15 March, 2021. Posted by Aigas Field Centre

Our Spring Bird programme offers early morning visits to watch lekking black grouse at our local RSPB reserve. We bid farewell to thousands of pink-footed and greylag geese, ducks and waders and welcome back ospreys, cuckoos, wheatears, whinchats and many other summering birds. The coast will be bustling with wildfowl and waders while the woods and moorland will echo with bird song. Tits, finches, chats and warblers are all showing wonderfully well in breeding plumage, just before the burst of leaves in the trees. With luck we could see large numbers of long-tailed duck close inshore and get good views of elusive species such as hen harrier, purple sandpiper and twite. [envira-gallery id="3129"]

The Famous Aigas Wildlife Week

11 January, 2021. Posted by Aigas Field Centre

Each week will be based at Aigas and will spend six full days (7 nights) exploring the stunning hills, glens, forests, coasts and marshes of the Highlands producing breathtaking encounters with eagles, pine martens, otters, black throated divers, deer, crossbills, badgers and much more. Programmes shift with the turning season, specialising on whatever aspect of wildlife is current. Our highly trained and qualified rangers will escort you in small groups to share the wonders of the wild Highlands. All Aigas Wildlife guests will enjoy an optimal number of eight guests to one ranger both in the field and on the road. Highlights include: Evening pine marten and badger watches in our own hides. Caledonian pine forest – red squirrel, crossbills and crested tits. A dawn run to
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Aigas Retreat

10 December, 2020. Posted by Aigas Field Centre

[envira-gallery id="3858"] After listening to many of our guest’s suggestions, we have created Aigas Retreat – a week-long programme for those who would just like to chill out at Aigas, enjoy the nature trails, wildlife hides and gardens on the estate. There will be several ranger-led outings to local sites such as the our local village, Beauly, the historic Erchless Motte and Glen Strathfarrar. Our rangers will be available to lead walks on the estate, set up moth traps and host hide visits. If you have a specific interest or request, please let us know about it!

The Famous Aigas Wildlife Week

30 November, 2020. Posted by Aigas Field Centre

Each week will be based at Aigas and will spend six full days (7 nights) exploring the stunning hills, glens, forests, coasts and marshes of the Highlands producing breathtaking encounters with eagles, pine martens, otters, black throated divers, deer, crossbills, badgers and much more. Programmes shift with the turning season, specialising on whatever aspect of wildlife is current. Our highly trained and qualified rangers will escort you in small groups to share the wonders of the wild Highlands. All Aigas Wildlife guests will enjoy an optimal number of eight guests to one ranger both in the field and on the road. Highlights include: Evening pine marten and badger watches in our own hides. Caledonian pine forest – red squirrel, crossbills and crested tits. A dawn run to
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The Famous Aigas Wildlife Week

30 November, 2020. Posted by Aigas Field Centre

Each week will be based at Aigas and will spend six full days (7 nights) exploring the stunning hills, glens, forests, coasts and marshes of the Highlands producing breathtaking encounters with eagles, pine martens, otters, black throated divers, deer, crossbills, badgers and much more. Programmes shift with the turning season, specialising on whatever aspect of wildlife is current. Our highly trained and qualified rangers will escort you in small groups to share the wonders of the wild Highlands. All Aigas Wildlife guests will enjoy an optimal number of eight guests to one ranger both in the field and on the road. Highlights include: Evening pine marten and badger watches in our own hides. Caledonian pine forest – crossbills, crested tits, brilliant wildflowers in season – twin flower,
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Walking and Wildlife

21 October, 2020. Posted by Aigas Field Centre

More and more of our guests express the desire for longer walks in the stunning surrounding scenery. We are now offering more walking programmes than ever before. Striding out on long but low level walks, we will explore coastlines and rivers, through glens and around lochs. We will avoid all but gentle and short inclines. Destinations may include the remarkable spit of Chanonry Point where bottlenose dolphins are often seen, the shores of Loch Fleet or the remnant ancient Caledonian pine forest in Glen Affric National Nature Reserve, averaging five miles per day. Each day is led by an Aigas ranger. With such a variety of habitats covered, the species list will be rich and varied, from waders and sea ducks, seals dolphins and otters to golden
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Aigas Wildlife Short Week (4 nights)

22 May, 2020. Posted by Aigas Field Centre

Experience a little snapshot of what Aigas has to offer with an Aigas Wildlife short stay. This includes: Three days, four nights (dinner, bed, breakfast and packed lunches) A morning exploring Aigas with a ranger. An afternoon exploring Aigas on your own - spending time in the hides and walking the nature trails. Two full days out with a ranger to look for local wildlife. An evening hide visit to try and spot pine martens and badgers. An early morning drive to find otters on the Beauly Firth.

Aigas Wildlife Discovery

19 May, 2020. Posted by Aigas Field Centre

This new programme in the first week of our season acts as a training week for our young trainee rangers. Aigas Wildlife Discovery Week follows the itinerary of our internationally acclaimed Aigas Wildlife weeks and will include the following... Guests will spend six full days (7 nights) exploring the stunning hills, glens, forests, coasts and marshes of the Highlands producing breathtaking encounters with eagles, pine martens, otters, black throated divers, deer, crossbills, badgers and much more. Evening pine marten and badger watches in our own hides. Caledonian pine forest – black grouse, crossbills and crested tits. A dawn run to search for black grouse. A boat trip to see the bottlenose dolphins of the Moray Firth. A day on the west coast to find sea eagles, cetaceans
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Aigas Wildlife Discovery

19 May, 2020. Posted by Aigas Field Centre

This new programme in the first week of our season acts as a training week for our young trainee rangers. Aigas Wildlife Discovery Week follows the itinerary of our internationally acclaimed Aigas Wildlife weeks and will include the following... Guests will spend six full days (7 nights) exploring the stunning hills, glens, forests, coasts and marshes of the Highlands producing breathtaking encounters with eagles, pine martens, otters, black throated divers, deer, crossbills, badgers and much more. Evening pine marten and badger watches in our own hides. Caledonian pine forest – black grouse, crossbills and crested tits. A dawn run to search for black grouse. A boat trip to see the bottlenose dolphins of the Moray Firth. A day on the west coast to find sea eagles, cetaceans
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Aigas Wildlife Short Week (5 nights)

2 March, 2020. Posted by Aigas Field Centre

Experience a little snapshot of what Aigas has to offer with an Aigas Wildlife short stay. This includes: Four days, five nights (dinner, bed, breakfast and packed lunches) A morning exploring Aigas with a ranger. An afternoon exploring Aigas on your own - spending time in the hides and walking the nature trails. Three full days out with a ranger to look for local wildlife. An evening hide visit to try and spot pine martens and badgers. An early morning drive to find otters on the Beauly Firth.