RSPB Forsinard Flows Nature Reserve

Wildlife & Nature

Forsinard Flows is part of a vast expanse of blanket bog, sheltered straths and mountains known as the Flow Country. The Flow Country is one of Scotland's most important natural treasures and the RSPB looks after more than 21,000 hectares of it. The RSPB has been working to protect the landscape here for more than 20 years. 

Our blanket bog is one of the world's rarest habitats. It's taken thousands of years for the deep peat to develop and the range of wildlife that lives here is pretty special too. Many of the most important species live out in remote pools and lochs in the heart of the Flow Country including red-throated and black-throated divers, common scoter and otters.

However, it is unlikely that most visitors will see these species. More common around the trails and the main road are golden plover, dunlin, greenshank, hen harrier, skylark and meadow pipits. Lizards lurk along the edge of the boardwalk, swallows have been nesting in the Flows Lookout and dragonflies, frogs and a host of aquatic invertebrates live in the pools. Carnivorous plants such as sundew and butterwort are scattered across the landscape proving that being small does not mean that you don't have attitude!


RSPB Forsinard Flows Nature Reserve

Flows Field Centre Forsinard KW13 6YT

Tel: 01641 571225

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