Great Northern Diver - Berneray

Youth Hostel, Isle of Berneray, Outer Hebrides


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Take the road to the youth hostel at the north-east side of the island and scan from this elevated position. Divers can often be seen quite close inshore feeding in the channel, especially at low or rising tides.
Found throughout the year although commonest October - May. Can be seen in breeding plumage in April and May. Regularly seen catching crabs and flat fish in coastal waters in all months of year

Generally silent.

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What's Nearby

  1. These two converted blackhouses now form the Berneray hostel site of the Gatliff Trust…

    0.04 miles away
  2. The Birlinn Yarn Company studio sells locally sourced yarn in a range of natural blends…

    0.41 miles away
  3. Berneray and the nearby island of Pabbay lie in the Sound of Harris between North Uist…

    0.42 miles away
  1. Seal viewing point

    0.64 miles away
  2. Ben Ghainche is a small hill situated at the north end of the beach at Bearsdaire

    0.94 miles away
  3. At Beinn a'Chlaidh - Hill of the Graveyard - there is a standing stone.

    1.24 miles away
  4. Common seals are brown, tan, or grey, with distinctive V-shaped nostrils.

    1.41 miles away
  5. A large seal with a forehead and less spots than the Harbour Seal. Males can be up to 3.3…

    1.41 miles away
  6. Coralbox is a small independent gift shop

    1.46 miles away
  7. Close to the ferry terminal lie the slight remains of a burial cairn, probably dating to…

    1.48 miles away
  8. A truly stunning beach and was voted in 2021 as no. 3 in Lonely Planet's Top 20 Best…

    2.02 miles away
  9. Giant Mackaskill Monument is located ti the South of Berneray.

    2.39 miles away
  10. The Sound of Harris ferry runs between Berneray and Leverburgh. The route meanders round…

    2.41 miles away
  11. Larger of two British seal species.

    2.44 miles away
  12. Loch Bhurigh is easily accessible from the machair to the south of the island.

    2.51 miles away
  13. Download the Uist Unearthed app and discover two sites in one at Dùn an Sticir! Watch the…

    3.2 miles away
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