Caithness has a huge range of birdlife, from the moorland ground nesting birds to the rock scaling sea bird colonies we find all along our coast line.
RSPB reverse at Forsinard Flows not only shows off the vast array of birdlife, but also plants and animals. It is on the flow country which is a peatland ecosystem, one of the biggest in Europe and is an incredibly important habitat for some of our rarest animals and plants, the peat is also a huge carbon store. It can be accessed by driving, or the train from Inverness goes through it too. It is roughly an hour and 15 minutes from Thrumster House
St Johns Pool Bird Photography is a fantastic place for photographers as it has hides which can be hired so you can get the perfect shot of some of our rarest birds
Caithness Seacoast Tours will take you right into the caves, stacks, through the arches and into the coves where these birds will be found. The boat leaves from Wick harbour which is a 5-6 minute drive from Thrumster House. Please make sure you chack availability first as this is a seasonal activity, but well worth it
The John O'groat Ferries also offer a wildlife cruise trip taking you past the beautiful uninhabited island of Stroma and past the Stacks of Duncansby and the lighthouse.This is, again seasonal. John O'groats is 40 mins driving from Thrumster House