Coastal Bird Walk

The River Spey flowing into the Moray Firth

Enrich your interaction with nature by gaining confidence in your bird identification skills at Speybay Nature Reserve


Guided Bird & Wildlife Walk in Moray, Speyside

white and gray bird flying over the sea
What to expect
In an encouraging atmosphere, you will have the opportunity to learn basic birding skills and the habitats where they live as you stroll along Speybay’s beautiful coast with your guide. This walking tour is perfect for anyone who enjoys learning about wildlife in a relaxed practice-based environment. Depending on what we see on the day, we will focus on winter waders, ducks, or gulls and get up close with the habitats they rely on to thrive. Get ready for a relaxed seaside walk sprinkled with bird facts and practical nature skills! You will also be treated to some light refreshments (teas & Scottish biscuits) as you take in the natural beauty around you.

Spey Bay is a beautiful Scottish Wildlife Trust coastal reserve with the largest shingle beach in Scotland. Constant changes caused by the river create a succession of habitats, from bare shingle to coastal grasslands, brackish saltmarsh and wet woodland.

Photo credit: Brain Tunnard


woman with binoculars observing river in gloomy weather
Focus points
Your guide will share top tips to help you accurately identify birds wherever you are in the world!
Plumage: What the bird looks like when you are close enough to see it by eye or binoculars.
Song: What the bird sounds like and the meaning behind different calls.
Silhouette/Flight Pattern: What the bird looks like when flying at a distance.
Habitat: How to recognise where the bird was sighted.

nature bird water animal
Things to bring
Tours will go ahead in most weathers, so please come prepared. The following are recommended:
Waterproof coat
Warm clothes
Trousers
Water
Waterproof legs
Walking/wellie boots
Long-sleeved top
Sun protection

brown and white dogs sitting on field
Please read our guidance on dogs before making a booking enquiry.


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5 Star Trip Advisor Review. April 2022.
Visit the WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre after your tour with us for the chance to see the amazing bottlenose dolphins of the Moray Firth! Entry to the centre is FREE. You can also enjoy delicious home-cooked food in their cosy cafe.

WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre – Speybay, Scotland | Whale and Dolphine Conservation

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