There are 200 miles of coastline around Dumfries and Galloway which encourage migrant wading birds and wildfowl throughout the Autumn and Winter. They congregate in places such as Caerlaverock and Wigtown Bay.
Birds of prey such as Merlin, Hen Harriers and Golden Eagle can be seen and the Red Kite has been reintroduced with special observation points along the edge of Loch Ken.
Dumfries and Galloway also features woodland and forest trails in Dalbeattie Forest and Galloway Forest Park, home to Red Squirrels, Pine Martins, Red Deer and Wild Goats.
There is a local wildlife park at Kirkcudbright and an animal welfare centre at Mossburn.