• Today is World Curlew Day

    Today is World Curlew Day

    in: Auchnerran Blog

    In the past, many believed that the curlew’s haunting cry lamented the souls of lost sailors. Sad, then, to reflect that without concerted effort to save the curlew, we may soon mourn its loss to many parts of Scotland.

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  • Working alongside the world’s largest grouse

    Working alongside the world’s largest grouse

    in: Auchnerran Blog under: Nature , GWCT Scotland

    The capercaillie is a truly magnificent species, one that almost seems too significant and primeval to occur in the small remaining pockets of Caledonian pine forests in the 21st century. The small, declining population of this species is now centred in Strathspey, with fewer individuals occurring in Deeside and Easter Ross. This, sadly, makes observing capercaillie particularly rare in Scotland.

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