Please book your place on the walks/ tours by purchasing a ticket.   To purchase tickets press the “Add to cart” button. This will add 1 ticket, press the button again to add another ticket or go to the “Cart” button on the menu bar – this will take you to your basket where you can review your order, enter your details and continue to make your secure payment by Paypal.       If you prefer to pay by bank transfer or cannot pay on line, please contact us by phone – 07984 975 095, or e-mail events@perthshirewildlife.co.uk  

See beavers in the wild – with a Private Beaver Tour!

Experience the evening wildlife on one of Perthshire’s loveliest rivers in late spring or summer. This is the best time to easily see the wild-living beaver family of the River Ericht and makes an excellent gift.

We will transport you from the meeting point in Blairgowrie to the River Ericht and guide you to the best viewing areas. Learn all about the history of beavers in Scotland, their life story, how they re-appeared in Perthshire and why they are so important to the ecology of our rivers.

This offer is valid for up to four people and the Beaver Safari will last approx two to two and a half hours. Date to be arranged at your convenience and your booking is valid for one year from date of purchase.

Key species: European beaver, Kingfisher, Sand martin, Dipper, Goosander.


Beaver eating Sweet cicely on Private Beaver Safari in June 2015

Film footage of a Beaver collecting food on the River Ericht

Collecting willow branches

Price: £60.00

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Beaver Safari by Canoe.

We have teamed up with local canoeing experts to deliver this new tour, which takes place on a sheltered section of the River Tay close to Perth.

Canoeing is an ideal way to get close to wildlife with minimal disturbance and we usually see a variety of bird life as well as the local beaver lodge, beaver trails, evidence of feeding and  the beavers themselves! The best time to see the beavers is in the evening but we can run the tour at any time.

The Beaver Safari by Canoe includes canoeing instruction, your canoe, buoyancy aid, guiding by your wildlife guide and a wee dram at the end!

Prices for a private 1.5 to 2 hour event with 2-5  participants are £45 per person.  Clyde Muirshiel Rangers have a blog article about their trip here:  http://clydemuirshiel.co.uk/30052-2/

Contact Daniele for availability events@perthshirewildlife.co.uk

Key species: European beaver, Kingfisher, Osprey, Sand martin, Heron, Sandpiper.

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Photo by Piotr Gudan

Price: £45.00

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Bats and Bluebells guided walk near Murthly – Friday, 1st June at 8.30pm.

Wild Scottish bluebells are looking beautiful just now! This guided walk takes us through one of the most amazing bluebell woods of Perthshire, near Murthly, where we discover the folklore and stories surrounding the ‘Fairy Flower’ as well as why bats are so special. These native oakwoods are renowned for their wildlife and we should enjoy sightings of lots of wildlife, including picking up navigating bats on our bat detector! The walk is about 2 miles long, on fairly flat but rough ground. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring waterproofs, as well as binoculars if you have them.

Tickets are £7.50 each or £22.50 for a family (up to 2 adults and 2 children – just purchase 3 tickets). Meet at the new car park on the Murthly-Kinclaven road at 8.30pm (walk will last 1.5 – 2 hours). A map of the meeting location will be e-mailed on booking.

Key species: Bluebells, Pipistrelle bat, Great-spotted woodpecker, Roe deer.

Price: £7.50

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Super Swifts of Pitlochry: Saturday, 16th June, 8.30pm.

Super Swifts of Pitlochry: Saturday, 16th June, 8.30pm. Meet outside the Visit Scotland Office, 22 Atholl Rd, Pitlochry, PH16 5BX at 8.30pm. Part of the first ever National Swifts Awareness Week.

Did you know that young swifts can fly for two or three years without stopping? Why have swift numbers dropped so much in recent years and how can we all help? Learn all about the amazing ecology of this enigmatic bird and what the Pitlochry Swift Conservation Project is doing to help conserve our swifts. The walk is about a mile long on pavements – wear sturdy shoes or boots, bring warm clothes and waterproofs, and binoculars if you have them. Prizes for everyone who spots a swift! We’ll also have some bat detectors to pick up the mysterious sounds of these midge-munching mammals! This walk is suitable for everyone including families.

Key species – Common swift, bat species.

This walk is part of the Pitlochry Swift Conservation Project which is managed by Perthshire Wildlife and funded by the Andie Miller Trust. Photo by David Moreton, courtesy of Swift Conservation.

It is free and booking is not necessary, just turn up!

 

 

Price: £0.00

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Super Swifts of Blair Atholl: Friday, 22nd June, 8.30pm.

Super Swifts of Blair Atholl: Friday, 22nd June, 8.30pm. Meet outside the Atholl Estates Ranger Centre, Blair Atholl at PH18 5SP. Part of the first ever National Swifts Awareness Week.

Did you know that young swifts can fly for two or three years without stopping? Why have swift numbers dropped so much in recent years and how can we all help? Learn all about the amazing ecology of this enigmatic bird and what the Pitlochry Swift Conservation Project is doing to help conserve our swifts. The walk is about a mile long on pavements – wear sturdy shoes or boots, bring warm clothes and waterproofs, and binoculars if you have them. Prizes for everyone who spots a swift! We’ll also have some bat detectors to pick up the mysterious sounds of these midge-munching mammals! This walk is suitable for everyone including families.

Key species – Common swift, bat species.

This walk is part of the Pitlochry Swift Conservation Project which is managed by Perthshire Wildlife and funded by the Andie Miller Trust. Photo by David Moreton, courtesy of Swift Conservation.

It is free and booking is not necessary, just turn up!

 

 

Price: £0.00

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