Birdwatching

Within a short distance of Port William there are many places to see a wide variety of birds.

Crook of Baldoon: The RSPB’s Newest reserve in our area close to Wigtown, Visit website

Galloway Kite Trail; A circular route around Loch Ken.  There is also a feeding station at Bellymack Hill Farm (website) where the kites are fed every day at 2.00pm An incredible spectacle! visit Kite trail website

Galloway Forest Park:  Link to Galloway Forest Park

Ken-Dee Marshes: Stunning views over the River Dee and Loch Ken.  Open all the year round. Visit website

Mull of Galloway: The Mull of Galloway reserve lies at Scotland’s most southerly point.  On a clear day you can see as far as Ireland, Cumbria and the Isle of Man. Visit website.

Wigtown Bay Nature Reserve: Down on the old harbour at Wigtown there is a hide which overlooks the mud flats and a marshland area. More information Although the Osprey’s have not been seen for a while there is lots of information to be seen in the County Buildings visit webpage

Wood of Cree: North of Newton Stewart, a beautiful spot a bit hard to find but well worth it. visit website

Dumfries & Galloway Wildlife & Birding Facebook page might be useful to you.

The Avante Wildlife Excursion boat trips from Port William Harbour – facebook Page and UK Charter website 

Isle Adventures from the Isle of Whithorn does wildlife and bird watching trips.  Website