Wildlife sites

These are some of the local sites that are good for watching wildlife. 

If you are out and about and see something interesting, then please share it with us on our Facebook site.

Take a look at our Outing reports for information on local wildlife sites and some a bit further afield.

Brownside Braes
Photograph of grassy hillside with gorse and hawthorn scrub in flower.

A mixture of pastoral farmland with distinct tracts of dense hawthorn scrub which attract a wide variety of bird species. 

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Castle Semple Country Park
Loch with wild flowers in foreground and folly on a hill in the background.

Part of Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park offering freshwater loch and woodland.

Visit the Park webpage >

Clyde Walkway
Wetland area in foreground with long span road bridge in back ground

Follow the Clyde Estuary from the Newshot Island in the east to Boden Boo and Erskine Beach in the west. This stretch covers a variety of habitats including reed beds, mudflats, woodland and species-rich grassland.

Visit the Forestry and Land Scotland Boden Boo webpage >

Glen Moss SWT Nature Reserve
Photograph of an expanse of water surrounded by rough grass, willow, heather and gorse, with woodland in the background.

A mixed basin and valley mire with an area of shallow open water surrounded by sedge-dominated plant communities.

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Visit the SWT reserve website >

Gleniffer Braes Country Park
Autumn scene of pathway covered in rust coloured pine needles and leaves, with tall conifers on either side

The country park contains several habitats including moorland, grassland, mature deciduous woodland, conifer plantations, peat bog, ponds, burns and old reservoirs.

Visit the Paisley Is park webpage >

Lochwinnoch RSPB Nature Reserve
Waterway in foreground and grasses and bird hide in background.

A wetland reserve where you can find wintering wildfowl including goldeneye, goosander, whooper swan and even the occasional hen harrier.

Visit the RSPB reserve webpage >

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