Bird of Prey Trail
The Outer Hebrides Bird of Prey Trail will take you on a self guided journey linking 11 locations and two ferry journeys across the 130 mile long Archipelago from Barra in the south to Ness at the Northern tip of Lewis. The trail can be explored by car, bike or by a combination of public transport and on foot.
The Outer Hebrides support the highest densities of golden eagles recorded in Europe whilst white tailed eagle numbers are steadily increasing after their re-introduction. On the Uists important populations of hen harrier and short-eared owl are supported by an abundance of voles. With little disturbance from people, birds of prey are often encountered at close quarters on the quiet roads tracks and paths.
This website along with interpretation installed at the trail locations will guide you through the species that inhabit the islands, where to find them and what to look out for. You can click on the images below for more inforamtion about the species and where the best locations are to see them. You can also download a trail leaflet here.
This trail was developed in partnership with RSPB and Outer Hebrides Tourism and supported by HIE and CNeS.
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