Video of Corrimony, which is located amid gorgeous Caledonian forest and moorland, is a veritable treasure trove for anyone who has a passion for birds. In point of fact, some of the most magnificent birds in the United Kingdom call this stunning reserve home, including crested tits, Scottish crossbills, black grouse, and golden eagles that swoop overhead.
Corrimony nature reserve is comprised of open moorland, conifer plantations, woodland, wetlands, and mountain ecosystems. It is managed by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). Native trees, such as Scotch pine, birch, and rowan, as well as mires and bog pools, provide a habitat for a diverse array of animal and plant species. In addition, there is a magnificent waterfall that may be found on the reserve's eastern boundary.
Lekking black grouse put on an amazing show for visitors during the springtime, and visitors should also keep an eye out for spotted flycatchers, crested tits, wood warblers, tree pipits, and Scottish crossbills, which are the only endemic bird in the United Kingdom and can be found nesting in the pinewoods.
Common sandpipers, curlews, and greenshanks come to breed in the boggier regions throughout the summer, and occasionally red-throated divers and ospreys can be seen at the nearby Loch Comhnard. Also, on a warm day, keep your eyes peeled over the moors and hills to see if you can glimpse a big golden eagle soaring on the wind currents above the area.
In the latter part of the year, goldeneyes, goosanders, pink-footed geese, and whooper swans descend from the Arctic to spend the winter on the loch. At the same time, mixed flocks of tits and bullfinches populate the forests. On the open slopes and in the woods, red deer are likely to be rutting, so be on the lookout for them.
There is a trail that is appropriate for wheelchairs and pushchairs that runs through the nature reserve and eventually leads to the loch. The track has way markers. Because this path passes through a working farm, please keep gates in the same open or closed position that you find them in. The terrain on some of the other paths and trails may be challenging, making them unsuitable for some guests.
Please take note that dogs are permitted on the reserve; however, they are required to be kept under effective control at all times, and they must be leashed when birds are nesting on the ground during the breeding season.