Wildlife in the Cairngorms

Easter Corrie is an ideal base for wildlife watching in the Cairngorms National Park. Guests are often surprised at the species that can be spotted from the comfort of our well equipped cottage accommodation.

The Cairngorms National Park is home to 25% of the United Kingdom's threatened bird, animal and plant species. Ptarmigan are present throughout the Cairngorms at a greater density than even the Artic, whilst more Snow Bunting and Dotterel nest on the high plateaux than on any other Scottish hills.

Wildlife at Easter Corrie

During the spring Black Grouse can be heard lekking from our cottages on still mornings. Early risers are welcome to join our Black Grouse Watch to witness the unique display of these rare birds. Curlew, Oystercatcher, Lapwing and Snipe all nest within a short distance of the Mill and Steading at that time of year.

Crossbill, Siskin, Red Squirrel and Roe Deer are frequently spotted in Clash Wood just behind Easter Corrie, whilst Mountain Hare, Golden Plover and Red Grouse are found on the higher ground of Blairfindy Moor that surrounds the Corries glen. Other rare bird species on the Glenlivet Estate include Golden Eagle, Hen Harrier, Short Eared Owl and Crested Tit. Amongst our mammalian residents are Pine Marten, Wild Cat, Water Vole and Otter.

Mountain Hare in Glenlivet
Black Grouse Lekking at Dawn in Glenlivet

Wildlife Watching in Glenlivet

Spot Highland Wildlife on an off road Land Rover tour of the Glenlivet Estate.


Or join one of our guided walks and discover the secret lives of our wild residents on foot.


Find out more about watching Wildlife in the Cairngorms and on the Moray Coast.



If you can tear yourself away from Glenlivet whilst you are here, you will find many more wildlife gems nearby including:

  • Dolphins, Whales and Seals on the Moray Firth
  • Seabird colonies with Puffins and Gannets
  • Osprey and Capercaillie at Loch Garten
  • Black Throated Diver and Slavonian Grebe on fresh water lochs.

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