Site created and maintained by the Kincardine O’Neil Community Association
Bird watchers often miss out by overlooking the North-
While over 150 species are known to breed in the area, passage and winter visitors take the species count to over 380. This wealth of bird life ias emphasised by the result of the Spring National 24hr bird race competition by a local team who found 156 species in one day, making the area second, to Norfolk, in the final reckoning.
While major sites such as the Cairngorm's, Mar Lodge, Lochnagar, Ythan Estuary and Fowlsheugh are within an easy hours travel of Kincardine O'Neil, we have more local sites such as Glen Tanar, and the Muir of Dinnet. Locally the river Dee as it flows past the village is a regular haunt for dippers, grebes, and herons while Osprey have been known to visit. Buzzards are always around, Red Kites numbers have been increasing, and even White Tailed Eagles have been spotted flying up the valley.