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From wintering wildfowl to cliff-breeding summer sea birds, Scotland is a year-round wildlife destination  – all you need is a bit of patience and a pair of binoculars. While the region’s vast tracts of moorland and forest support a relatively small human population, they harbour a surprisingly healthy quota of mammals and birds. Herds of red deer roam the hillsides, while buzzards and eagles patrol the skies. Out at sea, the west coast, in particular, is one of the best places in the world to spot marine mammals, from the humble porpoise to the humongous humpback whale.

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