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Scotland Perth & Kinross
Rare and Scarce Birds in North-East ScotlandEdited by Ian M Phillips 192 pages, 32 col plates, 60 illus, distribution maps ISBN: 0953125904 Out of Print
Where to Watch Birds in ScotlandMike Madders and Julia Welstead - 297 pages, b/w illus, maps - Christopher Helm
Buy this book from NHBS.com
Perthshire Society of Natural Science
(Ornithological section) Esther Taylor, 23, Verena Terrace, Perth PH2 0BZ 01738 621986
Forestry Commission - South RannochWebsite
Black Wood of Rannoch, a Caledonian Forest Reserve, which is further west and supports a vast array of plants, insects, birds and animals...
Located at the southern extreme of Highland Council Area and stretching eastward into Perth and Kinross, Rannoch Moor is an upland plateau of lochs, lochans, peat bogs and streams that covers 5180Ha (12800 acres) and at points reaches an elevation of over 384m (1260 feet)...
RSPB Reserve - Loch Leven (Vane Farm)Website
This gateway to the North is one of the most popular RSPB nature reserves in Scotland. The visitor centre overlooks the loch where pink-footed geese, whooper swans and thousands of dabbling ducks spend the winter. The wet grassland is managed for nesting redshanks, snipe, lapwings and ducks.
Local birders willing to show visiting birders around their area...
Innerwick Estate - Aberfeldy PerthshireAccommodation
Innerwick Estate, a working hill farm in the Scottish Highlands, is in an area of outstanding natural beauty and a designated National Scenic Area. We offer four fabulous cottages for holiday rental.
Milton Cottage B&B - DunkeldAccommodation
Milton Cottage is a B&B with a difference. It is a hidden treasure away from the road, tucked behind its own flat topped hill with wonderful beech trees and Scots Pine, and surrounded by a 13 acre field of parkland. There is a constant tinkle from the burn running through the woodland garden...
...200-year old barn recently converted into two 5-star self-catering cottages situated in breathtaking open countryside. We are located near to a Nature Reserve which is a sanctuary for migrating geese and is a wildbird breeding area...
A selection of hotels...
Stronvar House, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland FK19 8PB - Enjoying a beautiful location in the heart of Scotland, Stronvar House offers you a unique self-catering holiday for up to 12 at an affordable price.
Birdwatching in Easter RossWebsite
The Highlands offer superb scenery, at least when the weather and the midges allow you to enjoy it. The area is also rich in wildlife. In this article, SOC Council member Bob Swann suggests some good places to see birds, and other creatures, in Easter Ross, an area that has a variety of habitats and, compared to the west coast, a relatively low rainfall...
Loch Leven ProjectWebsite
During my time with Alan Lauder and Paul Brooks, I learnt about the loch and its importance as a nature reserve. In particular, they told me all about the different types of birds which live on the islands and in the marshes around the loch. St Serf's Island holds 90% of all the loch's wildlife. The loch itself is fourteen square kms in area and is home to wide variety of birds...
Artist - Martin RidleyGallery
A Creative Process Revealed: Wildlife Art Description - Gallery of wildlife and wilderness art depicting birds and other animals, paintings in oils and watercolours with accompanying original sketches by artist painter & illustrator Martin Ridley. View how sketches, preparatory drawings and a gallery of wildlife paintings are evolved from initial field encounters, detailed information about creative working methods with wildlife watching tips, painting stages from initial brush stroke to completion, oils in progress. Services include e-Cards, wildlife artwork screensavers, forthcoming wildlife art events calendar, selected art, conservation and wildlife links and search facility to source images.
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