We've got Scottish Wild Cats - the Highland Tiger - red squirrels, the crossbill and capercaille. These are some of the more iconic Highland wildlife, but there are over 200 species of wildlife in the Cairngorms National Park.
On morning walks from Brooklynn to the River Spey in June 2014 one of our keen birdwatching guests saw the following 43 birds and 4 mammals:-
Rook, crow, jackdaw, woodpigeon, collared dove, feral pigeon, pheasant, oyster catcher, greylag goose, mallard, goldeneye, tufted duck, merganser, little grebe, moorhen, dipper, common sandpiper, sparrowhawk, house sparrow, dunnock, robin, blackcap, greenfinch, chaffinch, great speckled woodpecker, blackbird,songthrush, starling, great tit, blue tit, coal tit, treecreeper, swift, swallow, siskin, black headed gull, herring gull, lesser black beaked gull, common gull, willow warbler, wren and heron. Rabbits, red squirrels, roe deer and shrew. And she was not even trying!
Many of the above can be seen in our garden as we have a wee wood at the back of Brooklynn as well as the Kylintra Stream which runs through the property on the way to the River Spey.
If you are really interested in seing wilder wildlife, then check out Speyside Wildlife - www.speysidewildlife.scot - they arrange tailored wildlife encounters in The Cairngorms. Their website is full of great photos, lots of information and you can book your choice of tour online.
We have a good selection of reference books on the local wildlife for your use.