Wildlife at Bowhill

Come face-to face with wonderful wildlife at Bowhill

The sheer variety of habitats at Bowhill means you can expect to see all sorts of wildlife when you visit.

Short-eared owls love to hunt on the high moors and mountain hares zip across the hillside heather. Up here in the summer you can sit spellbound, as the haunting calls of curlew and the melodies of the skylark fill the endless blue.

Take a walk along the Yarrow Water and you may well see heron, grey wagtails, kingfishers and dippers out for a spot of lunch. That is if the boisterous otters haven’t scared all the fish away.

In the mixed woodland and lochs around the house you may spot wintering goldeneye, coal tits, nuthatch and crossbill.  And keep a close eye out for red flashes in the forest – it may be an elusive red squirrel.

If you’re a nature lover you’ll know that with the dramatic arrival of every season, a new cast of characters takes to the stage.

Our Rangers will also be happy to tell you about recent wildlife sightings and you can also time your visit to coincide with one of our educational events.

Wildlife observations

At Bowhill there’s every chance you’ll spot some rare and elusive wildlife. If you do, then please upload your photos and comments here so we can share what’s been sighted, when, where and by whom. Thank you and good luck.



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