The Big Butterfly Count

Join in the biggest butterfly survey in the world and help take the pulse of nature.

Simply drop into the visitor centre to pick up your butterfly ID sheet and recording form, find a nice bright (preferably sunny) spot and count butterflies for 15 minutes.

Booking: Not essential, just drop in and collect sheet.

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Our events are free but you can donate to this reserve.

All under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Venue information

    AB41 6AB

    Tel: 01358 751330

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  • Directions

     The Ythan Estuary on the east coast of Scotland approximately 16 miles north of Aberdeen.

    By road - head north out of Aberdeen on the A90, turning onto the A975 to Cruden Bay.  The Waterside car park is 1 mile north of Newburgh.  Parking is restricted to 2.2m width, no height restriction.


  • Region
    Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire