RSPB Loch Leven

Perth & Kinross | Ballingry | Nature reserve | ★★

[RSPB Loch Leven]

Each winter, thousands of pink-footed geese (nearly 10% of the world's population), ducks and swans flock to the relatively warm shores of Loch Leven from places further north. Where's the best place to see the spectacle from? RSPB Loch Leven - well, maybe. The star species tend to fly off en masse to nearby fields at dawn each day, gradually returning as dusk falls. Excellent if you can arrive early, and even better if your visit coincides with one of the centre's "dawn goose watch" events. During the day, try your luck at the bird hides on the wetland trail, from the telescopes at the visitor centre, or from a longer walk taking in the whole loch. There's also an excellent cafe, shop and a free woodland trail where you might be able to spot a red squirrel.

[Pink-footed geese on fields just to the west of the centre]

📌 RSPB Loch Leven ★★
Location: B9097 2 miles northwest of Ballingry, G.R.: NT 160990 ///deeply.triangles.wings
Open (2019): Daily
Cost (2019): £5 (adults), £1 (children), free for RSPB members. Woodland trails are free.

[Visitor centre]

[Woodland trails]

[View from the hides]

[Bird feeders near the visitor centre]


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