Crook of Baldoon is a breathtaking panorama of saltmarsh, mudflats and hills. Cairnsmore of Fleet and the Galloway Hills act as a backdrop to wild saltmarsh and mudflats that are thriving with birdlife. Between December and March the Crook plays host to thousands of winter visitors such as Pink-footed and Barnacle Geese and a large number of Shelducks, Whooper and Mute Swans which feed and roost on the merse.

In the hawthorn and crab apple trees you might see hundreds of Redwings and Fieldfares. Along the upper saltmarsh there are Wheatears, Meadow Pipits and Skylarks, as well as Linnets and Goldfinches.

Since taking on the reserve in 2010, we have restored farmland and a willow crop to wet grassland. This provides a breeding habitat for Lapwing and Redshank, as well as increasing the richness of other wildlife.

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