The National Park is a hotspot for British wildlife and is home to 25 per cent of Britain's threatened species. The high mountains, ancient forests, fields and moorlands are nationally and internationally important. There are wildcats, capercaillie, squirrels and pine martens in the woods, ospreys fishing the lochs and deer, badgers and golden eagles to be seen too.
Inspired by programmes such as BBC's Springwatch? Get out and see some wildlife for yourself - even in your own back garden - you can either keep your eyes peeled for darting red squirrels and soaring ospreys or you can go with a guide or watch from a hide - the choice is yours! From more on how to join an organised wildlife watching activity see the business listings below.
The following businesses can take you on a guided wildlife watching adventure in the Cairngorms.
1. Wilderness Scotland, Self-guided
Enjoy absolute freedom on our selection of self-guided holidays. Take on the challenge of hiking a long distance trail or relax in...
2. Balmoral Luxury Landrover Safaris
Balmoral Castle,CrathieT. 013397 42534
3. Deeside Nature Activities
Knockanduie,Crathie,BallaterT. 013397 42033
4. Highland Wildlife and Birdwatch Safaris
18 Corbett Place,AviemoreT. 01479 811169
5. Heatherlea Scotland
The Mountview Hotel,Nethy BridgeT. 01479 821248
Gowdenstane,Newtonmore road,KingussieT. 07914647562
7. RSPB Loch Garten Osprey Centre Shop
Abernethy National Nature Reserve,Forest Lodge,Nethy BridgeT. 01479821409