Craigadam EstatesExclusive Scottish Holidays
With Richard & Celia Pickup
Bird Watching :
Dumfries and Galloway has many reserves. Whilst these are well worth visiting, the extensive Forestry Enterprise plantations of Ae Forest, Mabie Forest, Dalbeattie Forest, the Galloway Forest Park woods at Carsphairn, Clatteringshaws and Glen Trool, offer considerable and diverse birdlife. There are also many areas of cliff and inland crag used as nesting sites. The Reserves protect special or extensive areas, often of wetlands. :-
On Craigadam Estate there are a wide variety of bird species, both those commonly seen and others which are becoming rarer throughout Britain. The following list highlights the more interesting species present either inland at Craigadam or on the Solway coast of Dumfries and Galloway in South West Scotland. :-
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