Wildlife at Birchbrae
Surrounded by pine and birch forest, the Birchbrae Highland Lodges make the perfect “hide” from which to view all manner of widlife. You can read below about the "local residents" and watch from binoculars in your lodges to see their daily antics.
Further afield, you can go on wildlife safaris in Glencoe or on the water from Ballachulish. There is a seal colony cruise that leaves from the pier at Fort William too. Loch Lochy to the north-east of Fort William is breeding ground for an Osprey couple and ferry crossings from both Oban and Mallaig are often witness to Dolphin & Whale sightings.
Wildlife in Scotland
What can you see?
MEET THE RESIDENT WILDLIFE
Sightings around Birchbrae regularly include inquisitive Red Squirrels, playful Rabbits and very occasionally, the odd secretive Pine Marten. “Rusty” our resident Red Squirrel is a favourite with guests and we have a feeder in the grounds.
Birdlife abounds here too and many guests have commented on the pleasure of awakening to the chatter of birdsong. Whilst you are here, look out for Robins, Blue Tits, Barn Owls and Woodpeckers.
ROE & RED DEER
Roe deer are rare in the grounds but have been spotted. Nervous creatures by nature they have been known to nibble the foliage from our apparently tasty trees!
We just love going to Birchbrae Lodges as a family. The lodges are spacious and there's so much for the whole family to see & do in the area.
Our kids love Birchbrae and exploring the area. The free leisure facilities are a great bonus for any rainy days. The squirrels are a huge hit too.