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Lady on Deepscan taking pictures for the Wildlife Watch

Wildlife Watch

From 29th March to 3rd November

We’re calling out for eager explorers to join our 8-month search.

Join us on an exhilarating journey as they delve into the mysteries in and around the famous loch. From March 29th to November 3rd, we’ll be conducting research to map and photograph the vibrant wildlife thriving around the Scottish waters.

We’re asking both locals and visitors to join the search in attempt to uncover the secrets of Loch Ness and document the magnificent deer, graceful salmon, enigmatic eels, or perhaps even the legendary monster.

Take Part!

What to expect?

  • Spot a diverse wildlife
  • Enhance data collection efforts
  • Learn about Highland biodiversity and ecosystem
  • Contribute to scientific research and conservation
Red Kite over The Loch Ness Centre
Ducks at Dochfour by Reece Paton

Wildlife in and around the loch

The Scottish Highlands is home to a variety of amazing wildlife and eager eyes may witness playful otters, majestic buzzards and kites, whimsical red squirrels, and the awe-inspiring flights of eagles and ospreys. We are asking you to report on what they see and when, alongside further details such as the weather conditions and the loch’s surface water condition, with all findings being logged for the final report in November. Where possible watchers are being asked to take a photo of any findings.