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Caithness Bird Watching Section
Updates on what can be seen in Caithness with lots of photos and links to bird photos across the Caithness.org web site with new ones being added regularly

John Corbett Memorial Bird Hide At St John's Loch

Caithness Biodiversity Plan
Caithness Biodiversity Photo Galleries -
Completed Jan 2004

Caithness Pets Corner

Wick And District Pigeon Club

East Caithness Cliffs - Joint Nature Conservancy

General Leaflets From Highland Ranger Services
Watch Our Wildlife Spring
Watch Our Wildlife Summer

Geese At The Web site 29 January 2005

John Corbett Bird Hide At St John's Loch, Caithness

Cormorants October 2003

Bird Hide At Loch Of Mey 23 February 03

Geese At The Web Site 29 January 2003

Highland Birding


Flock Of Geese At Thrumster 5 April 2002

New Bird Raft At St John's Loch, Caithness
Mary  Legg and a few volunteers building a bird raft on St John's Loch on 9 March 2002 as part of an Earthwatch project.

Mainly Eider

Bird Ringing In NE Caithness 1981 - 1986

Ducks Take Flight At Brims Castle

Loch Of Mey Bird Hide
The hide is open all the year round (apart from 31st Dec).  It provides excellent views of wildfowl and waders ands is suitable for wheelchair access.  it is situated on the North Caithness coast west of the village of Mey.  The signposted track starts opposite the road leading to Harrow Harbour near the village of Scarfskerry.  Parking is available at the old ruin.

Collections of Birds and Poultry are a popular hobby in Caithness and many people including children have birds that they show at local Fur and Feather Clubs.
One Man's Collection  - a few

Caithness Ornithological

Birds in Dunnet Bay Area -Caithness

Puffins At Dunnet        

Seabird City - Duncansby Head
Birds Seen at Scrabster
Over-wintering Twites in Caithness

AND COUNTRYSIDE ACT 1981 Briefing Paper

Scottish Parliament 19 December 03

Wildlife Web
North Ronaldsay Bird Observatory
Aberdeen University Bird Club
Complete Morris's British Birds 1891
22 pages of birds listed in alphabetical order.
Ellon and District Wildlife Explorers
North East Biodiversity Club EastBiodiversityClub
RSPB Web Cams
RSPB Images
RSPB - Scottish Nature Reserves
Scottish Natural Heritage
Scottish Wildlife Trust
Scotland's Bird Club Online
Scottish Seabird Centre
Shetland Wildlife
Fair Isle Bird Observatory
Natural History Museum
Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

Divers in Caithness
hey can be seen in Dunnet bay.
Both red throats and Great Northerns

The Annotated Ramsar List - UK
Wetlands of International Importance

North Sea Bird Club
Bean Geese in Scotland
Scotland's rarest wintering goose
Birding Scotland
Birders Website
Online Birdwatching
Amazing World of Birds
Wild Bird Unlimited Feeder Cam

See Also

A - Z Of UK Birds - RSPB
RSPB Web Cams

Bird Watching
Articles to help the beginning bird watcher get started bird watching.

Useful Sites For Kids and Teachers
British Garden Birds
BBC - Scotland The Wild - Birds
Birds at EnchantedLearning

Biodiversity: Birds

Bird Links To The World
Angus birding
Birdwatching in Lothian
Bean Geese in Scotland
Culterty Field Station (by the Ythan!)
Fair Isle Bird Observatory
Fat Birder Web Ring
-Great bird Watching Sites

Hebrides Birds Sightings

A Birdwatching Guide to the Dee Estuary
Birds in a Cheshire Garden
Greater Manchester Bird Page
Herts Bird Club
Irish Birdwatching
Jack Harrison's Homepage
Kent Ornithological Society
Norfolk Bird Club
Northamptonshire Bird Club
Northumberland & Tyneside Bird Club
Knutsford Ornithological Society
Sheffield Bird Study Group
Skokholm Island Web Site
Sussex Ornithological Society
Teesmouth Bird Club
The Clwyd Bird Web
Welsh Ornithological Society
York Ornithology Club
Bird Watching in Ireland
British Birds Rarities Committee
British Ornithologists' Union
British Trust for Ornithology
European Ringing and Migration Studies
Internet Flyway
Met Office weather predictions
Ocean Wanderers
Observatories of the world
Public transport birding
Real-time migration mapping
Tide tables: city by city
The Wildlife Trusts
The Fatbirder website
Encyclopedia of Bird Care
Bird On - Bird News
Bird Dictionary
Euro Birdnet
European Bird Names in nine Languages

Birds of the Western Paleartic
Internet Flyaway -
Birdwatching worldwide

Britiish Trust for Ornithology
British Ornithologists' Union
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
Birds Directive
BirdGuides Bird News
JNCC - Birds
Natura 2000 Birds by Species
Breeding Birds in the Wider Countryside
Black Grouse UK
Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
BirdLife International
Fat Birder

Bird List
See the Birdwatching section for a growing list with photos of Birds in Caithness
Common Puffin -
Found in several places round Caithness

Falconry Centres
Isle Of Skye Falconry

Unusual Numbers of Dead Birds
If you see unusual numbers of dead birds the Scottish Agricultural College would like to know about it. Phone 08459 335577

Graham Checkley

Superb collections of photos - wildlife, birds, plants and more