Wildlife in the Outer Hebrides

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  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. Rob Howard eagles
    Wildlife Tours in the stunning Pairc district of the Isle of Lewis
    1. 1st January 202431st December 2024
  2. Puffin and boat at the Shiant Isles
    Take a wildlife trip to The Shiant Isles
  3. Many wading and farmland birds nest on the machair including corn buntings and corncrakes.
  4. White-tailed Sea Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    At Loch Stiapabhat in Ness there is an fantastic eagle hide
    1. 1st January 202431st December 2024
  5. 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

  2.  © Laurie Campbell and North Harris Trust
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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

    Committee Road, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of North Uist

    This rusty brown, pigeon-sized game bird occurs on the moorland either side of the road.

    Add Red Grouse - Committee Road to your Itinerary

  4. © Laurie Campbell

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    Lingerbay, Harris, Outer Hebrides

    Harris

    Low growing evergreen shrub found in rocky moorland areas.

    Add Dwarf Juniper-Lingerbay to your Itinerary

  5. Address

    Committee Road, Malacleit, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of North Uist

    Medium sized, sandy brown, day flying owl.

    Add Short Eared Owl - Committee Road to your Itinerary

  6. 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

  7. © Laurie Campbell

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    Valasay, Bernera, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9NB

    Isle of Lewis

    Large semi-aquatic animal. Very sleek profile in water.

    Add European Otter - Valasay to your Itinerary

  8. Address

    Bosta, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Lewis

    Low/medium annual flowering plant with White/Mauve flowers

    Add Sea Rocket-Bosta to your Itinerary

  9. © Laurie Campbell

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    Eoligarry, Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Barra

    Primula vulgaris
    Magnificent display of a common species

    Add Primrose - Ben Eoligarry machair to your Itinerary

  10. © Laurie Campbell

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    Lochmaddy, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of North Uist

    The gardens and surrounding moorland often hold the odd bird during the spring and summer.

    Add Cuckoo-Lochmaddy to your Itinerary

  11. © Laurie Campbell

    Address

    Balranald, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of North Uist

    Corncrakes are related to moorhens, coots and rails but differ from most members of the family in that they live on dry land.

    Add Corncrake - Balranald to your Itinerary

  12. Copyright- Laurie Campbell and North Harris Trust
    Copyright- Laurie Campbell and North Harris Trust

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    Bogha Glas, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Harris

    The golden eagle is one of two eagle species found on Harris

    Add Golden Eagle - Bogha Glas to your Itinerary

  13. Address

    Glen Cravadale, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3AX

    Isle of Harris

    The red deer is Scotlands largest land mammal.

    Add Red Deer - Glen Cravadale to your Itinerary

  14. 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

  15. Address

    Maaruig, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Harris

    An unmistakable mammal perfectly adapted to living in the water.

    Add Otter - Maaruig to your Itinerary

  16. © Laurie Campbell

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    Geocrab, Harris, Outer Hebrides

    Harris

    A semi- aquatic plant with large white flower heads.

    Add Bog Bean - Geocrab to your Itinerary

  17. Address

    Rueuval, Isle of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Benbecula

    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 - Reuval to your Itinerary

  18. © Laurie Campbell
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    © Laurie Campbell
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    Berneray Harbour, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of North Uist

    Common seals are brown, tan, or grey, with distinctive V-shaped nostrils.

    Add Common Seal - Berneray Harbour to your Itinerary

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