Join our Conservation Officer for a relaxing 1.5 hour wildlife walk along the coast to find out more about the seabirds, shorebirds, and cetaceans that can be spotted around Scotland. Learn more about citizen science surveys, why they’re important, and how you can get involved in collecting data to safeguard wildlife and marine habitats. Everyone is welcome to ask questions, share their knowledge and experiences, or simply unwind and enjoy the wildlife.
These walks are for adults (16+) and cost £7.50 per person (£6.75 for Scottish Seabird Centre silver members, £6 for gold members). This money is gratefully received and will go towards supporting our education and conservation work around Scotland.
Friendly, quiet dogs are welcome, but we ask that they are kept on a short lead throughout.
The walk will start and finish outside the Scottish Seabird Centre, taking participants on a return journey along Milsey Bay Beach up to Haugh Road Beach. Walks will vary depending on the wildlife around and the particular interests of the participants, but a variety of species and habitats will be explored and discussed.
What will we provide?
Binoculars (for the duration of the walk), wildlife ID sheets, a citizen science information leaflet, alcohol hand-gel (if needed).
What do you need to bring?
Walking boots or shoes, clothing appropriate for the weather outside, a drink, any medication you may need, a face covering, a mobile phone, sun protection (good weather days).
Unfortunately, this walk is not suitable for wheelchair users or pushchairs. The walk is around 4km – please consider whether this is a manageable distance for you before booking. It is mostly easy-going and flat (along the beach), but it does include one steep incline/decline and one set of steps.
Keeping everyone safe
We are running these walks in-line with COVID-19 guidelines relating to organised outdoor exercise. A maximum of 12 people will be present on each walk (including the group leader), and appropriate safety measures will be taken throughout, including the thorough cleaning/quarantining of equipment before each use. We ask that all participants maintain social distancing from each other (if from different households), and wear masks when collecting equipment or unable to maintain distancing.
Our group leader is a trained first aider and will be carrying a first aid kit and mobile phone. A copy the risk assessment for these walks can be viewed here.
What if my walk is cancelled?
If this event is cancelled due to poor weather conditions, we will get in touch with you the day before to let you know. You will be refunded.