Closer to Wildlife

Close to nature

  1. otter in water
    Official tourist guide to Otters and Seals in the Outer Hebrides
  2. Machair flowers a luskentyre beach, harris
    The Outer Hebrides Machair
  3. Coastal birds
    Official tourist guide to coastal birds in the Outer Hebrides

A few ideas.....

  1. Puffin and boat at the Shiant Isles
    Take a wildlife trip to The Shiant Isles
  2. Many wading and farmland birds nest on the machair including corn buntings and corncrakes.
  3. White-tailed Sea Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    At Loch Stiapabhat in Ness there is an fantastic eagle hide
    1. 1st January 202431st December 2024
  4. Puffins
    Puffins are lots of people's favourite bird. Their iconic colouring - the blacks, whites and bright oranges, instantly giving rise to nicknames like ‘Sea Parrots’ and ‘Clowns of the Sea’.
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  1. Address

    Tigh Na Breacain, Lochskipport, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5NS

    Telephone

    07795634525

    Isle of South Uist

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    Create memories that will last a lifetime. Step off the beaten track and immerse yourself in island life. Meet the locals, hear tales of yesteryear, learn a little Gaelic, get up close with our animals and sample our island produce.

    Add Long Island Retreats to your Itinerary

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    Glean Meavaig, Meavaig, Isle Of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3AW

    Telephone

    01859 502222

    Isle Of Harris

    With some of the highest densities of breeding golden eagles in all of Europe, North Harris provides one of the best opportunities in Scotland for viewing this iconic species.

    Add North Harris Eagle Observatory to your Itinerary

  3. Address

    Loch Skipport, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    Occasionally seen at close range from the old pier at the end of the road.

    Add Red Throated Diver - Loch Skipport to your Itinerary

  4. Address

    Northton, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Harris

    Frog orchid, northern marsh orchid, early marsh orchid, greater twayblade, and lesser butterfly orchid are typical machair orchid species.

    Add Machair Orchids - Northton to your Itinerary

  5. © Chris Denehy

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    Vatersay, Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Barra

    The basking SHark (Cetorhinus Maximus) is one of the largest fish seen in the waters around the Outer Hebrides. .

    Add Basking Shark - Between Vatersay and Mingulay to your Itinerary

  6. Address

    North Loch Eynort, South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    South Uist

    The Cuckoo is heard regularly calling with its classic "Cuckoo" call around the wooded garden at the end of the road.

    Add Cuckoo-North Loch Eynort to your Itinerary

  7. Address

    Sound of Harris, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5BQ

    Isle of Harris

    Larger of two British seal species.

    Add Grey Seal - Sound of Harris to your Itinerary

  8. Address

    Balranald township, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of North Uist

    Much slimmer and smaller than the corn bunting this bird is often breeds in reed beds.

    Add Reed Bunting - Balranald township to your Itinerary

  9. Address

    Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Harris

    Large Diving water bird present on the Harris coastline throughout the winter

    Add Great Northern Diver-Sound of Taransay to your Itinerary

  10. © Laurie Campbell

    Address

    Maaruig, Harris, Outer Hebrides

    Harris

    Flowering moorland plant that sets the moors alight in June and July.

    Add Bog Asphodel - Maaruig to your Itinerary

  11. Address

    Shiants, Outer Hebrides

    Present on off-shore islands from late April - August.

    Add Puffin - The Shiants to your Itinerary

  12. Address

    Northton, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Harris

    Distinctive medium sized wading bird with dark green upper parts, white underparts and a crest.

    Add Lapwing - Northton Machair to your Itinerary

  13. Address

    Griminish, Isle of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides, HS7 5QB

    Isle of Benbecula

    Often encountered at the roadside during the morning and late evenings from May - July.

    Add Short Eared Owl-Griminish to your Itinerary

  14. Address

    Lochmaddy, Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5AD

    Isle Of North Uist

    Otters have long, slim bodies and relatively short limbs, with webbed paws.

    Add Otter - Sponish Bridge to your Itinerary

  15. Address

    Kildonan, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    An excellent area for sightings of this species.

    Add Short Eared Owl - Kildonan to your Itinerary

  16. © Laurie Campbell

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    Liniclate, Isle Of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides, HS7 5PY

    Isle Of Benbecula

    The Black-throated Diver is a Mallard sized water bird with a stout bill, and bold black and white markings on the back and throat.

    Add Black Throated Diver-Ruabhal to your Itinerary

  17. Address

    Committee Road, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of North Uist

    This is our smallest bird of prey with males appearing a dashing, steel blue compared with the slightly larger, rusty-brown females and young.

    Add Merlin-Committee Road to your Itinerary

  18. Address

    Vatersay, Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Barra

    Coeloglossum viride

    When heading uphill towards Eorisdale, look out for this easily over-looked member of orchid family.

    Add Frog Orchid-South Beach to your Itinerary

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