Beaver tours

SCOTTISH WILD BEAVER TOURS

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Recently returned from the abyss, the Eurasian beaver (castor fiber) has made a return to the rivers and lochs of the UK, in particular Tayside. These incredible creatures are often seen around the Blairgowrie area and your first sighting of one is something that will never be forgotten. If you would like to see these animals, why not book a tour?

The tours are an in-depth experience conducted by SWBG (Scottish Wild Beaver Group) trustees who relate the history, various species, habitat, social behaviour and pretty much all you’d really need to know about these semi-aquatic engineers. Over the past 2 years of conducting the tours, we have had a sighting by 96% of our visitors, so you stand a great chance of seeing these animals. The walk is not arduous and transport is generally laid on. Maximum numbers for the tour is 4 as we don’t really want to stress the animals or spook them.

On our tours around the Blairgowrie beaver trail, we are really lucky as not only do we have the beavers but we generally get sightings of kingfishers,

Kingfisher (courtesy of R Forrester)

Kingfisher (courtesy of R Forrester)

dippers,

Dipper

Dipper

buzzards,

Buzzard

Buzzard

hares,

Brown Hare (courtesy of R Leinster)

Brown Hare (courtesy of R Leinster)

heron,

Grey Heron

Grey Heron

goosanders ,

Goosander and chick (courtesy of M Pennington)

Goosander and chick (courtesy of M Pennington)

woodpeckers,

Greater Spotted Woodpecker

Greater Spotted Woodpecker

green woodpecker

various warblers amongst many other wildlife, but if we are really lucky we might see an osprey

Osprey

Osprey

or one of the resident otters

Otter

Otter

or a Roe deer or two

Roe doe

Roe doe

but the main attraction is the beaver and sometimes we are very lucky in getting a very close encounter.

Beaver

Beaver

Interested? Contact us on theswbg@gmail.com or r.smith50@sky.com or visit our website http://scottishwildbeavers.org/ or via phone 07468 020305 (Bob)

The tours are FREE though a donation to the group is always welcome. All you really need to wear is dark, non-rustling apparel and hardy footwear but bring waterproofs, as this IS Scotland.

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  1. I can highly recommend your Beaver Tours and really enjoyed seeing and watching these truly wonderful animals in the wild. An experience I will never forget.

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