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An unusual small estate on the edge of the Highlands with beavers

Bird Life

There is year round interest for the keen birdwatcher as we enjoy literally hundreds of species of birds. Bamff has a large range of birds because it has such a wide variety of habitats from field, to wetland, to woodland of various kinds and on to hill pasture and moorland.  Bamff is within easy reach of Kinnordy Loch for waders and Loch o’ the Lowes for Ospreys.  Here is a list of birds seen at Bamff over the last 20 years by Chris Potter, a keen bird watcher who lives here.  If you have anything to add to this list, please let us know.




Species of Birds Seen at Bamff (N=Normally)

Black Backed Gull,Black Grouse,Black Headed Gull,Blackbird N, Blackcap, Blue Tit N,Brambling,Bullfinch N,Buzzard N,Canada Goose, Carrion Crow N, Chaffinch N, Chiffchaff, Coal Tit N,Collared Dove, Common Gull, Common Sandpiper, Cormorant, Crossbill,       Cuckoo N, Dipper, Fieldfare, Garden Warbler N,Gold Crest N, Golden Plover, Goldfinch N, Goosander, Goshawk,Great Spotted Woodpecker, Great Tit N, Greenfinch N, Green Sandpiper,Green Woodpecker N, Greylag Goose, Grey Wagtail N,Hedge Sparrow N
Hen Harrier, Heron N, Herring Gull, Hooded Crow, House Martin N,House Sparrow N, Jackdaw N, Jay N, Kestrel N, Lapwing,
Linnet N, Little Grebe N, Long-Eared Owl N, Long Tailed Tit N, Magpie,Mallard N, Marsh Tit,Meadow Pipit N, Merlin,  Mistle Thrush N, Moorhen N, Mute Swan, Osprey, Oyster Catcher N, Partridge N, Peregrine Falcon, Pheasant N, Pied Wagtail N,Pink Footed Goose, Quail. Raven N, Red Grouse, Red Legged Partridge N,Red Wing,Redpoll,Redstart,Robin N,Rook N, Sand Martin,Scaup,Short Eared Owl, Shoveler, Siskin, Snipe,Song Thrush N, Sparrow Hawk N,Spotted Flycatcher N, Starling N, Stock Dove N,Stonechat N,Swallow N, Swift N, Tawny Owl N, Teal, Tree Creeper N,Turtle Dove,Tufted Duck,Water Rail, Wheatear N, Whinchat,Whitethroat N,Whooper Swan, Wigeon,Willow Warbler N,Wood Pigeon N,Woodcock N,Wren N, Yellow Hammer N.