Winter Beaver Safari

As the chances of seeing the beavers are slimmer over the winter, this trip takes us on the trail of the European beaver where we visit amazing beaver dams, beaver ponds, chewed trees and beaver tracks and trails. We will spend half an hour sitting by the beaver ponds at the end of the tour so wrap up warmly, but we can’t guarantee their appearance.

We’ll also tell the story of the history of beavers in Scotland, how they re-appeared in Perthshire and why they are so important to the ecology of our rivers and wetlands. This is a great trip for families as everyone can collect their own beaver chips and beaver-chewed sticks!

Riverbank Beaver Safari

Woman watching for beavers through binoculars

Experience the evening or early morning wildlife on one of Perthshire’s loveliest rivers in spring or summer (mid April to mid September). This is the best time to easily see the wild-living beaver families in Perthshire and makes an excellent gift (so we are told!).

We meet you near Blairgowrie or Alyth and take a short drive close to the river. We have a 15 minute walk to the water, during which you will find out about the history of beavers in Scotland, their life story, how they re-appeared in Perthshire and why they are so important to the ecology of our rivers. We will do a bit of riverside foraging too! Although we can never guarantee wildlife sightings, we  had a 100% success rate of seeing the beavers on this trip in 2017 and 2018, 95% success rate in 2019 and 2020, and 100% success rate so far in 2021. We also have regular sightings of kingfishers and occasional otter appearances!

Half-Day Beaver Safari

Beaver swimming in a river with only the top half of his exposed

This trip visits a wonderful location where beavers have built a series of amazing dams and we can easily see how they have changed the surroundings to produce wildlife-rich wetlands. We spend the first half of the evening on a walk to see all these changes in the environment and the second half sitting by the beaver pools, watching the beavers swimming, feeding, grooming and even dam repairing if we are lucky!

This is a great trip to learn all about the history of beavers in Scotland, their life story, how they re-appeared in Perthshire and why they are so important to the ecology of our rivers and wetlands. Although we can never guarantee wildlife sightings, we  had a 100% success rate of seeing the beavers on this trip in 2017 and 2018, 95% success rate in 2019 & 2020 and 100% success rate so far in 2021.

Beaver Safari by Canoe – as featured on Countryfile!

We have teamed up with local canoeing experts with 30 years experience to deliver this tour, which takes place on a beautiful section of the River Tay near Aberfeldy. This is an ideal way to get close to wildlife with minimal disturbance and we usually see a variety of bird life as well as the local beaver lodge, beaver trails, evidence of feeding and hopefully the beavers themselves. Meeting in Aberfeldy at 6.30pm, the Beaver Safari by Canoe includes canoeing instruction, your canoe, buoyancy aid, guiding by your wildlife guide and a wee beaver memento!

Shady Glenn
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25/07/21 - Facebook

We had a lovely evening out with Perthshire Wildlife. Joan took us around the area where the beavers live and... read more

Wee Les Smeidy
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17/05/21 - Facebook

Danièle's knowledge on beavers, beavers habitat and all round Scottish wildlife is second to none (and we asked strange questions).... read more

Kate Smith
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23/10/20 - Facebook

we loved our winter walk with Perthshire Wildlife, it was a brilliant family activity where we learnt so much about... read more

Alex Royden
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26/08/19 - Facebook

We went on the kayaking beaver safari last week, it was such an informative and enjoyable evening out. We got... read more

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