Onich, Nr Fort William, PH33 6SE
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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?

Red squirrels can often be seen from your Lodge at Birchbrae


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.
Robins are regular visitors to Birchbrae Highland Lodges, near Fort William


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.

Secretive roe deer can be seen in the area around Birchbrae


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!

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