Scotland Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, Landaff

Scotland Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, Landaff

New Hampshire Audubon Society Landaff, New Hampshire 03585

Official Website
Scotland Brook Wildlife Sanctuary brochure and map

Birds of Interest

In the spring, the woods are filled with song. Listen for hermit and wood thrushes, black-and-white warblers, Blackburnian warblers, red-eyed vireos, and rose-breasted grosbeaks. The diverse bird-like during the summer includes chestnut-sided warblers, white-throated sparrows, chipping sparrows, magnolia warblers, and ovenbirds. You may see water-loving birds such as belted kingfishers, great blue herons, wood ducks, and American black ducks feeding in the wetlands. The wetlands also provide nesting habitat for olive-sided and alder flycatchers and northern parula warblers.

About this Location

Scotland Brook Wildlife Sanctuary is a 102-acre parcel with a diversity of habitats ranging from wet meadows and ponds to northern hardwood and conifer forests. A large variety of flora and fauna can be seen here, including beavers, moose, pileated woodpeckers, warblers, ferns, and wildflowers.

The sanctuary was established in 1984 when Gene Twaronite and Josie Kelleher donated the land of the Scotland School Environmental Center to New Hampshire Audubon. The Center, which was based in the old Scotland School building just down the road, offered programs to foster a greater awareness and appreciation of the White Mountain region.

A brook, fields, wetlands, northern hardwood forest, and spruce-fir forest are here to explore. The area supports a large variety of fauna including twenty-two kinds of mammals, eighty-six bird species, four species of reptiles, and eleven kinds of amphibians. One area is managed for field-grown balsams. Trails provide access to diverse habitats.

Notable Trails

The Yellow Trail
1.8 miles out & back, including the loop up and down the hill

The Red Trail
0.25-mile loop

A hike incorporating both trails is just over 2 miles long with about 300 feet of elevation gain.


  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Entrance fee

Content from Official Website

Last updated November 12, 2023