Red Squirrel Safari

Length: 2-4 hours  Jay

Best time of year: All year round

Best time of day: Mid-morning

Possible species*: Red squirrel! Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Wood warbler (S), Willow warbler (S), tits and finches, Buzzard, Red kite, Osprey (S).

Description: We will visit one or a couple of good sites to see Red squirrels in the St Fillans and Comrie area.

The first site is only a hop and a skip from where we park the car, in a small mature woodland packed with small birds and passing raptors. We will sit still and silent until the squirrels make an appearance and watch all the other goings-on in the wood whilst we wait. Depending on time and length of safari requested, we will move on to another site where we will take a short walk into another woodland and find somewhere to sit up and wait. If we have still not seen a Red squirrel, we will head to some feeders where we will be sure to see some!

Both sites will require walking over uneven ground and up slight slopes, but not for any great distance.

* S=Spring/Summer

itinerary Itinerary
  • Collection from accommodation (within a 30-mile radius of St Fillans) during the morning
  • Set up in woodland 1 for 1-2 hrs
  • Break for drink/snack in Comrie (optional)
  • Head to woodland 2 for 1-2 hrs
  • Drop off back at accommodation/agreed location
What to Bring What to Bring
  • Waterproof clothing
  • Binoculars (available to borrow)
  • Hat, gloves and scarf
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Water
  • Sensible shoes/boots
  • Medication (as needed)
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