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Discover the species rewilding Britain

A habitat of flourishing natural restoration, this Expedition location offers you the exciting opportunity to live amongst wild Eurasian Beavers Castor fiber. The Bamff Estate has been transformed over recent years with the resultant creation of dams, pools, swamps and deadwood; enabling a rich, diverse ecosystem to thrive, with species including Water Vole and Otter present, in addition to a myriad of invertebrate, amphibian, fungi and avian life.

From our comfortable cottage base, we will explore Bamff throughout the day and into the evening, enabling you to gain a thorough understanding of the wildlife impacted by the presence of Beavers. During our site explorations, we will survey and record the wildlife we encounter using a variety of techniques, which you will receive training in; such as moth trapping, camera trapping, species identification, bat detecting, pond studies, photography and more.

Of course, no Eurasian Beaver Expedition would be complete without searching for the animals themselves. During our highly successful dusk and dawn Beaver watches, you will enjoy watching and photographing these endearing mammals without disturbing their natural behaviour. We have so far had 100% success in observing Beavers for at least two hours in the field, and we don’t expect this to change!

This Expedition includes a guided walk with local wildlife enthusiast and ‘Beaver Extraordinaire’ Nature Nuts Photography (aka Bob Smith).

To ensure disturbance to wildlife and the Bamff Estate is kept to a minimum, this Expedition is restricted to 4 attendees.

OVERVIEW

  • Gain a practical insight into the species pioneering the rewilding movement; the Eurasian Beaver, in the heart of the Bamff Estate

 

  • Contribute directly to Wild Intrigue’s ecological surveying and monitoring of the Bamff Estate

 

  • Explore and survey an ever-changing mosaic of landscapes

 

  • Discover a wide array of species dependant upon this keystone species; invertebrates, mammals, birds, amphibians and more

 

  • Enjoy guided dawn Beaver watches, witnessing their natural Beaver and social interactions

 

  • Have the opportunity to learn species-specific photography techniques under the expertise of Wild Intrigue guides

 

  • Learn a variety of recording techniques including camera trapping, moth trapping, bat detecting, freshwater invertebrate studies and more

 

  • Join amazing local naturalist Bob ‘Nature Nuts’ Smith for a guided Beaver walk, hearing his tales and discoveries of the Tay Beavers

 


 

  • This Expedition is restricted to adults (18+) only. Please get in touch with us to discuss exclusive Expeditions for your family in this location

 

  • Secure your place with a £100 deposit

 

  • Achieve a John Muir Explorer Award!

 

  • Shared cottage (1 x twin room, 2 x single rooms)

 

  • Self catered

PRICES

  • £400 per person

 

  • Book your place with a £100 deposit (fully refundable up to 1st March, non-refundable past this date)

 

  • Restricted to four Expeditioneers

 

  • Price includes 3 nights accommodation in a shared cottage in Bamff Estate (2 x single rooms, 1 x twin room); specialist training; expertise of local guide; Expeditioneer Pack.

 

  • Price excludes travel to and from the meeting location of Bamff Estate, Perthshire; food and drink; your own travel insurance.

DATES

Get in touch for 2020 Expedition.

Watch Eurasian Beavers in the wild and discover how this keystone species is naturally enhancing a wooded wetland habitat
Share your surroundings with a diverse ecosystem, with species including Red Fox, Badger, Osprey and Polecat often sighted.

Mixed conifer and broadleaf woodlands
Restoring wetland
Beaver pools
Organic farmland

Shared comfortable cottage in heart of Beaver habitat
Choose from double (for 1 person), twin or single room
Able to drive to front door of cottage
All linen and towels provided
Self-catered

Bamff Estate, Perthshire

Guided crepuscular Beaver watches
Training in:
Camera trap installation & analysis
Species-specific photography
Fieldcraft incl. using hides and tracking
Freshwater invertebrate ID
Bat detecting using acoustic and visual detectors
Moth trapping and ID
Using Longworth traps for small mammals
Species identification
Practical exploration of rewilding
and more

Limited to 4 people
Our least strenuous Expedition, we will primarily follow paths and tracks.