The relative seclusion, the pristine environment and wide open spaces of the Moray Firth make this area one of the UK’s premier havens for wildlife. The area is rightly famous for its natural inhabitants – not least the native dolphins and the large number of migratory birds.

Spey Bay

Run by the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, Spey Bay is home to ospreys, seals, otters, waders and wildfowl. Of course, it is also dedicated to protect and conserve the Moray Firth dolphins.

In addition, the area is home to the Scottish Wildlife Trust Reserve

Culbin Sands Nature Reserve

This is a perfect location for spotting sea ducks offshore during the winter months. At high tide throughout the year you’ll be able to see bar-tailed godwits, knots and oystercatchers.

Findhorn Bay Nature Reserve

Described as an ‘international airport for birds’, this stunning location is an excellent place to spot migrating wildfowl, especially during the winter months.