Anywhere around the Carsphairn parish is a good place for  bird watching – those of you wishing to get some tips on where to go should visit the RSPB website;  


Also within the Glenkens,  within a 15 minute or so drive of Carphairn parish, there is the Galloway Kite Trail -, and the Ken Dee Marshes which features such species as the pied flycatcher, redstart and white-fronted goose -