Ken-Dee offers a trail to our goose and Kite viewing platform, with two viewing hides to explore, giving excellent opportunities for viewing a variety of wildlife. The viewing platform provides a wonderful panorama over habitat favoured by the Kites, and gives a good view of the loch.

The reserve is an important roost and feeding refuge for a population of rare Greenland White-fronted Geese. Loch Ken remains one of the very few Scottish mainland sites where this shy species regularly winters.

Our wetland habitats see many breeding birds, including Redshanks, Lapwings and ducks, such as the Shoveler. The loch's islands have become home to a large colony of Black-headed Gulls, which make a noisy spectacle in the summer.

The mature stands of broadleaved trees are a haven for Barn Owls, Redstarts, Song Thrushes, Spotted and Pied Flycatchers, and Willow Tits. Elsewhere on the reserve, we have Otters, lots of dragonflies, and plants such as the rare Pillwort.

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