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

    Awards

    • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

    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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    Address

    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

    Bosta, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides

    Isle Of Lewis

    Tall slim leaves with large bright yellow flower

    Add Yellow Flag Iris - Bostadh to your Itinerary

  4. Address

    Eoropie, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9NB

    Isle of Lewis

    Tall, slim stems with pale blue flowers

    Add Harebell-Eoropie to your Itinerary

  5. Address

    Ardroil, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9NB

    Isle of Lewis

    Short, low growing with spike of bright yellow flowers

    Add Lady's Bedstraw-Ardroil Sands to your Itinerary

  6. Address

    Loch Langavat, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3

    Isle of Harris

    Large diving water bird with red neck in summer plumage

    Add Red Throated Diver-Loch Langavat to your Itinerary

  7. © Laurie Campbell

    Address

    Committee Road, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of North Uist

    Males are ghostly grey whilst the females and youngsters are brown with a conspicious white 'ring' at base of tail.

    Add Hen Harrier - Committee Road to your Itinerary

  8. © Laurie Campbell
    © Laurie Campbell
    © Laurie Campbell
    © Laurie Campbell

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    Polochar, South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5TU

    South Uist

    Bottlenose dolphins can be seen in the Sound of Barra.

    Add Bottlenose Dolphin - Polochar to your Itinerary

  9. Address

    Hushinish, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Harris


     

     

     

    Add Heath spotted Orchid-Huisinis to your Itinerary

  10. Address

    Maaruig, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Harris

    A medium sized moor land wader with a short bill dark underparts and golden upperparts

    Add Golden Plover - Maaruig to your Itinerary

  11. Address

    Loch Thallan, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    This rather slim, sparrow-like bird can be found in the reed bed or in small flocks around corn stacks in the winter

    Add Reed Bunting - Loch Thallan to your Itinerary

  12. Address

    Lochmaddy Bay, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of North Uist

    Pairs often visit the sea loch to feed.

    Add Red Throated Diver - Lochmaddy Bay to your Itinerary

  13. Frog Orchid © Laurie Campbell
    Early March Orchid © Laurie Campbell
    Frog Orchid © Laurie Campbell
    Early March Orchid © Laurie Campbell

    Address

    Seilebost, 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 Frog Orchid - Seilebost Machair to your Itinerary

  14. © Laurie Campbell
    © Laurie Campbell
    © Laurie Campbell
    © Laurie Campbell

    Address

    Loch Eynort, Lochboisdale, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    The Common Seal are often hauled up on the rocks throughout the loch and are visible from the road.

    Add Common Seal - Loch Eynort to your Itinerary

  15. Address

    Princes Strand, Eriskay, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5JN

    Eriskay, Isle of South Uist

    This pink and white, striped funnel-shaped flower is found only here in the Outer Hebrides

    Add Sea Bindweed - Princes Strand to your Itinerary

  16. © Laurie Campbell

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    Sound of Barra, Eriskay, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5JN

    Eriskay

    This stunning diver species breeds on large moorland lochs in the summer and winters in coastal waters.

    Add Black Throated Diver-Sound of Barra to your Itinerary

  17. Address

    Ben Tarbet, Loch Druidibeg, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

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

    Add Red Grouse-Ben Tarbet to your Itinerary

  18. Address

    Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0XR

    Isle of Lewis

    Large aquatic mammal. Strong Profile

    Add Grey Seal - Stornoway Harbour to your Itinerary

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