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Meet our feathered friends…

The Aberfoyle Osprey Project

Visit the wildlife hide at The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre for the chance to catch a glimpse of these noble creatures. Our live CCTV stream lets you get up close to Aberfoyle's famous ospreys, offering a unique opportunity to observe the birds in their natural environment.

Ospreys have been nesting in the Trossachs region since the 1970's, although of recent years the species is under decline due to illegal killing and low breeding numbers. We welcome school and other group trips to the wildlife hide, and can put together an educational programme to make sure you get the most out of your visit.

It isn't just ospreys that call Aberfoyle their home: you might also be lucky enough to see red squirrels, buzzards, peregrine falcons and barn owls at the wildlife hide.

Take a peek

See if you can spot the Aberfoyle ospreys on our live stream...

Visiting the Aberfoyle Ospreys

Find out how to get to there and what facilities we have available at The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre webpage.

Want to get involved?

We welcome volunteers at The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre, and it's a great way to meet new people and learn new skills. Volunteers play a key role in educating the general public about our precious osprey population and can help visitors feel more connected with the natural world. If you're interested in getting involved, check out our volunteering page for information on volunteering with the Aberfoyle ospreys and other opportunities.

Find out more

Aberfoyle ospreys are part of the Trossachs Bird of Prey Trail, and the Aberfoyle Osprey Project is a partnership between Forestry Commission Scotland and RSPB Scotland.

You can keep up to date with the Aberfoyle Ospreys on their very own blog...coming soon.

Read more about ospreys on our wildlife pages.