Bird Watching

GALLOWAY KITE TRAIL
Learn about the history & development of the RED KITE TRAIL within a short drive from Creetown. A pictorial & educational site for all ages.

THE SOC – SCOTLAND’S BIRD CLUB
Local & national bird sighting records available at your fingertips, compiled by the Scottish Ornithologists Club. An up-to-date, comprehensive census of wildlife.
BIRD I.D. GALLERY
HOW TO RECORD YOUR OWN SIGHTINGS
GEOGRAPHICAL & HISTORICAL RECORDINGS

RSPB WOOD OF CREE
Right on our doorstep and the largest ancient wood in southern Scotland. In spring, the wood is alive with birdsong as the resident birds are joined by Redstarts, Pied Flycatchers and Garden Warblers from Africa.

RSPB MULL OF GALLOWAY
The most southerly point in Scotland. The cliffs are home to thousands of breeding seabirds including Guillemots, Razorbills and a few Puffins. Best time for nesting seabirds – April to July.

RSPB KEN-DEE MARSHES
Both wetland and woodland attracting winter wildfowl including Greenland white-fronted Geese. During the spring migrant Redstarts and Pied Flycatchers join the resident woodland birds.

KIRROUGHTREE – ‘PAPY HA’ BIRD TRAIL
Choice of 3.5 or 5 mile trails in Galloway Forest Park attracting birds from park & garden, woodland, farmland, heath land, mountain & moorland, marsh, loch, river and estuary. You may expect to see over 100 species in the course of a year.

DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY NATURAL HISTORY
Explore the diversity & beauty of Galloways stunning wildlife and landscape through the work of prominent ranger and wildlife photographer, Keith Kirk. An extremely informative site with detail specific to the local woodland & coastal areas.

Other good bird watching sites in this area include:
WIGTOWN BAY
PORTPATRICK
CAERLAVEROCK