Bird of Prey Trail - Loch Sgioport

Loch Sgioport, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5SN

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From the end of the road a path meanders south along the coast. This indented coastline with its inlets, headlands, islands and skerries is an attractive area for white-tailed eagles. White-tailed eagles are often found perching for long periods on prominent vantage points waiting for an opportunity to scavenge, pirate or hunt. They are also regularly seen flying between hunting grounds on the east and west. To the south, the ridges of the Uists highest peaks attract golden eagles. Peregrines are occasionally seen along the coast.

When to visit?

White-tailed eagles and golden eagles are seen throughout the year with a peak in activity in late winter and early spring.

Other wildlife

During the summer red throated diver are often seen flying overhead on route between fresh water lochans and the sea. The indented coastline is also well used by otters.

How to get there?

Loch Sgioport is a sea loch on the east coast of South Uist. Turn east off the A865 one mile north of Stilligarry, three miles South of Loch Bi and travel four miles to a small car park at the end of the road.

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What's Nearby

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  2. 23rd June 1745. A chance meeting with some fishermen at Loch Skipport solves the problem…

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  3. 13th June 1746. After a detatchment of MacLeod militia from Skye land on the island Neil…

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  1. Frequently seen above the surrounding hills.

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  2. Males are ghostly grey whilst the females and youngsters are brown with a conspicious…

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  3. This stunning diver species breeds on large moorland lochs in the summer and winter in…

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  4. Males are ghostly grey whilst the females and youngsters are brown with a conspicious…

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  5. This location is on the shore of a large fresh water loch surrounded by moorland with…

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  6. This rusty brown, pigeon-sized game bird can be found on the moorland north of Loch…

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  7. There is a self-guided walk which will take approximately 3 hours.

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  8. Our Lady of Sorrows
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  10. Our Lady of the Isles is a statue of the Madonna and Child by sculptor Hew Lorimer.…

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  12. 22nd June 1746. Neil leads the Prince northwards where they shelter somewhere on Ben Mor.…

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  13. St Brides Catholic Church
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