Bird of Prey Trail - Bogha Glas

Bogha Glas, Isle Of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3AD

Type:Bird of Prey Trail

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Location 4

This is an excellent area for both golden and white-tailed eagle. In good weather conditions it is possible to observe 5-10 different eagles using this area over the course of a day. An excellent track leads up Glen Vigidale to Tom Ruisg at the head of the glen. From here there are spectacular across the remote interior of the North Harris and South Lewis hills. Much of this area is under community ownership and is managed by the north Harris Trust. As you walk up the track towards Tom Ruisg, golden eagles are very often seen over the ridge to your right especially in a prevailing South Westerly wind. Eagles are also regularly seen from the car park.

When to visit?

Bright breezy mornings in late winter and early spring are best but both species of eagle are seen here throughout the year.

Spotting Tip

Listen out for the croaking calls of ravens. Their agitated calls are often the first sign that eagles are about.

Other wildlife

Red deer are often seen on the higher ridges either side of Glen Vigidale and greenshank and golden plover breed in the area.

How to get there?

The Car park is adjacent to the A859, 1 mile South of the Lewis/Harris border. From the South, Bogha Glas is 1 mile North of the Scaladale Outdoor Centre and 12 miles from Tarbert.

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