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Wildlife 

 

If you love wildlife in general and birds in particular, Alcaig Cottages will be perfect for you.


The cottages have stunning views across the tidal Cromarty Firth which means you can set up your spotting scope in the comfort of your own lounge!  We regurlarly see, either over or in the Firth, Otters, Ospreys, Red Kite, Buzzards. Not to mention the huge number of geese, gulls and waders that winter here.

The Black Isle has some fabulous wildlife, some of which you're almost certain to see, such as Seals and Red Squirrels, and others which are much more elusive, such as Pine Marten (which we do sometimes get here in the grounds) and Scottish Wildcats.  Alcaig Cottages are also just a few minutes away from Chanonry Point, which is one of the best places in Europe to see Bottle-Nosed Dolphins.

The ease of access to the West Coast from Alcaig Cottages, means opportunities to see Golden Eagles, White-tailed Sea Eagles, Black and Red Throated Divers and on the journey there you're likely to see Red Deer.  A boat trip from Gairloch or Ullapool will allow you the chance to see whales or take a trip to the magical Handa Island to see nesting Great Skuas, Fulmars and Puffins.

As wildlife-lovers ourselves, we encourage wildlife in the grounds with feeders and nest boxes and take pride in the variety of species you will encounter around the cottages.


pine marten
osprey
buzzard
common seal
roe deer
ptarmigan
snow bunting Bottle-Nosed Dolphin

Clockwise from top left: Pine Marten at Alcaig Cottages, Osprey, Cromarty Firth Common Seal, Male Ptarmigan, Bottle-nosed Dolphin in the Moray Firth, Snow Bunting,  Roe Deer at Alcaig Cottages, Buzzard at Alcaig Cottages.

Tel: 07958 649214 Alcaig Cottages, Easter Lodge, Alcaig, Conon Bridge, Highland IV7 8HS Site by David Marsh