Welcome to Aquila Ecology
Andrea & Terry of Aquila Ecology welcome you to our beautiful corner of Perthshire where we are delighted to be able to offer customer focused wildlife tours, walks, holidays, ecological consultancy, training and general wildlife and environment consultancy.
We are based in the beautiful village of St Fillans where we are fortunate to be surrounded by lochs, rivers, mountains, moors and woods which all provide homes for a huge array of charismatic species such as Red Kite, Golden Eagle, Red Deer, Red Squirrel, Mountain Hare, Beaver, Otter, Osprey and Black Grouse as well as plenty of plants and invertebrates.
We have a passion for nature and wildlife conservation and want to share with everyone the beauty that we see in the world around us.
We hope you enjoy looking through our website which provides a snapshot of what we can offer. We are also able to draw on the knowledge of other local experts, so if there is something else you require, please don't hesitate to give us a call and we will see what we can do!
Andrea & Terry
Wonderful afternoon out bird watching and learning about the area. Andrea and Terry are incredibly knowledgeable about wildlife. The highlight was rescuing a hedgehog in distress.
Loved it! Best afternoon with two extremely knowledgeable guides. Saw loads of birds but also learned a lot about trees and the locality. Highly recommended.
Andrea and Terry gave us the most gorgeous and special afternoon of quiet calm wildlife spotting. They are both so knowledgeable and happy to share their wide range of wildlife knowledge and information. Their Scopes gave us fantastic views of the mountains, deer, birds and other wildlife. Will definitely return and would encourage everyone to support Aquila Ecology, learn and share the joy of the Scottish surroundings. Thank you!
Great business! Great tours and events for all!
We went out with Terry to look for beavers on the banks of the river Earn. It was a fun tour, the kids loved it to wait super quiet at dusk for the beavers to show up.
Terry brought binoculars and a mat to sit on. Afterwards, we briefly spotted bats with the bat detectors.
Highly recommended for nature lovers. It was one of the highlights of our holiday in Scotland.
Martin V, Netherlands
We had a wonderful evening on the River Tay with Andrea on the River Watch. We spotted three beavers and a kingfisher. Andrea told us the history of the area and could answer all our beaver questions. We highly recommend it!
Sandon and Gabby, Australia
Andrea and Terry are excellent hosts. I went on their Islay trip in February 2023 with a few friends and it was excellent. I work in wildlife conservation so can’t usually afford wildlife tour holidays but Aquila Ecology offer such good value and their local knowledge is excellent. I really cannot rate them highly enough. We saw White-tailed Sea Eagles and Golden Eagles every day, Hen Harriers nearly every day and had unforgettable close encounters with Otters on Jura too. Not to mention a first for me - Choughs which we had brilliant views of just up from RSPB Loch Gruinart. The whole trip was tailored to our interests, if we wanted to stop and look at historic sites or take in the views nothing was too much trouble. We weren’t rushed at all but we did pack a lot into our trip and felt really satisfied that we’d had a really great introduction to Islay. Our group also has various dietary requirements and Andrea catered for us all with ease. Again we were made to feel like nothing was too much trouble and everyone was included. If you are looking for a friendly,, relaxed, wildlife packed holiday that is great value for money then look no further than Aquila Tours. Andrea and Terry will make you feel very welcome.
We had an amazing time with Andrea who kindly chauffeured April and me around Killin, St. Fillans, and Comrie so we could check out the local flora and fauna. We saw at least 5 beavers, a short-eared owl, slow worms, hares, red deer, roe deer, and so many other birds and flowers!
Greg and April, USA
Thanks for an amazing tour Andrea, beavers were brilliant and best otter sighting I have had.
Baby slow worm, short earred owls, kingfisher and osprey were all fantastic too, thank you!