Birds of Prey

  1. Golden eagle in flight at Calbost, Lewis
    The iconic Golden Eagle occurs in the Outer Hebrides at the highest densities recorded in Europe
  2. Buzzard
    The Outer Hebrides most common bird of prey, often mistaken for an eagle
  3. White tailed sea eagle
    Europe’s largest bird of prey, often described as a ‘flying barn door’
  4. Hen Harrier in flight
    Elegant bird of heather moorland. Males and females have dramatically different plumages
  5. Short eared owl
    Our only day flying owl, a common sight throughout the Uists in moorland and young forestry
  6. Kestrel
    Easily identified by its habit of hovering over the ground when searching for prey
  7. Merlin on fence post
    Our smallest falcon. Most often seen darting across moor and machair in pursuit of prey
  8. Long eared owl
    Rarely seen, the secretive long-eared owl is found in a few plantations on Uist.
  9. Peregrine
    The Worlds fastest flying bird, inhabits the coastlines of the Outer Hebrides
  10. Sparrowhawk
    A woodland bird, once rare but now on the increase around plantations and gardens
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  1. Merlin © Laurie Campbell
    Short-eared Owl © Laurie Campbell
    Merlin © Laurie Campbell
    Short-eared Owl © Laurie Campbell

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    Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5HA

    Isle Of North Uist

    Beinn Langais is a prominent hill surrounded by vast areas of peatland, freshwater and sea lochs. A short path runs up to an archaeological site with excellent views over the area.

    Add Bird of Prey Trail - Langais to your Itinerary

  2. Hen Harrier © Laurie Campbell
    Merlin © Laurie Campbell
    Short-eared Owl © Laurie Campbell
    Hen Harrier © Laurie Campbell
    Merlin © Laurie Campbell
    Short-eared Owl © Laurie Campbell

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    Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5DS

    Isle Of North Uist

    Surrounded by rolling moorland and young plantations this is a hotspot for hen harriers and short-eared owls. The roadside car park is an excellent vantage point from which to watch.

    Add Bird of Prey Trail - Committee Road to your Itinerary

  3. Hen Harrier © Lauries Campbell
    © James Smith
    Merlin © Laurie Campbell
    Short-eared Owl © Laurie Campbell
    Hen Harrier © Lauries Campbell
    © James Smith
    Merlin © Laurie Campbell
    Short-eared Owl © Laurie Campbell

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    Isle Of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides, HS7 5LY

    Isle Of Benbecula

    A path runs across Benbecula, through an area of low lying moorland and lochs. This is an excellent area for hen harrier, short-eared owl and merlin during the breeding season.

    Add Bird of Prey Trail - Rueval to your Itinerary

  4. White-tailed Sea Eagle © Laurie Campbell

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    Isle Of Harris, Outer Hebrides

    Isle Of Harris

    Add Bird of Prey Trail - Sound of Harris Ferry to your Itinerary

  5. Golden Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    White-tailed Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    Golden Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    White-tailed Eagle © Laurie Campbell

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    Aline, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9LE

    Isle Of Lewis

    A path takes you to the shore of Loch Seaforth, a long fjord-like loch and a stronghold for the white-tailed eagles and otters.

    Add Bird of Prey Trail - Aline Community Woodland to your Itinerary

  6. Golden Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    White-tailed sea eagle © Laurie Campbell
    Hen Harrier © Laurie Campbell
    Merlin © Laurie Campbell
    Short-eared Owl © Laurie Campbell
    Peregrine © Laurie Campbell
    Common Buzzard © Laurie Campbell
    Kestrel © Laurie Campbell
    Sparrowhawk © Laurie Campbell
    Golden Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    White-tailed sea eagle © Laurie Campbell
    Hen Harrier © Laurie Campbell
    Merlin © Laurie Campbell
    Short-eared Owl © Laurie Campbell
    Peregrine © Laurie Campbell
    Common Buzzard © Laurie Campbell
    Kestrel © Laurie Campbell
    Sparrowhawk © Laurie Campbell

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

    Isle Of South Uist

    Located in the northern end of South Uist, Loch Sgioport is a great placee to spot white-tailed eagles.

    Add Bird of Prey Trail - Loch Sgioport to your Itinerary

  7. Common Buzzard © Laurie Campbell
    White-tailed Sea Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    Golden Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    Common Buzzard © Laurie Campbell
    White-tailed Sea Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    Golden Eagle © Laurie Campbell

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

    Isle Of Harris

    The observatory is a purpose built hide perched in the interior of the rugged North Harris hills commanding spectacular views over the territory of a pair of golden eagles.

    Add Bird of Prey Trail - North Harris Eagle Observatory to your Itinerary

  8. Golden Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    Kestrel © Laurie Campbell
    White-tailed Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    White-tailed eagle © Laurie Campbell
    White-tailed eagle © Laurie Campbell
    Golden Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    Kestrel © Laurie Campbell
    White-tailed Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    White-tailed eagle © Laurie Campbell
    White-tailed eagle © Laurie Campbell

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    Kershader, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9QA

    Isle Of Lewis

    This visitor centre, hostel and cafe have good views over the shore of loch Erisort, a sea loch regularly visited by white-tailed eagles. This is also an excellent place from which to explore the remote Pairc peninsula.

    Add Bird of Prey Trail - Ravenspoint to your Itinerary

  9. Common Buzzard © Laurie Campbell
    Common Buzzard © Laurie Campbell

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    Isle Of Barra, Outer Hebrides, HS9 5XS

    Isle Of Barra

    A path leads into the interior of Barra with views over Heaval, the islands highest peak. Scan the ridges for golden eagles and white-tailed eagle and keep an eye out for merlin darting across the moor.

    Add Bird of Prey Trail - Craigston to your Itinerary

  10. Hen Harrier © Laurie Campbell
    © James Smith
    Short-eared Owl © Laurie Campbell
    Long - eared Owl © Laurie Campbell
    Hen Harrier © Laurie Campbell
    © James Smith
    Short-eared Owl © Laurie Campbell
    Long - eared Owl © Laurie Campbell

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    Stilligarry, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5RS

    Isle Of South Uist

    This location is on the shore of a large fresh water loch surrounded by moorland with views south over Beinn Mhor, the highest peak in the Uists. Both species of eagle, hen harrier, merlin and short-eared owl are regularly seen here.

    Add Bird of Prey Trail - Loch Druidibeg to your Itinerary

  11. White-tailed Sea Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    Peregrine © Laurie Campbell
    White-tailed Sea Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    Peregrine © Laurie Campbell

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    Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Barra

    Add Bird of Prey Trail - Sound of Barra Ferry to your Itinerary

  12. White-tailed Sea Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    Common Buzzard © Laurie Campbell
    Peregrine © Laurie Campbell
    White-tailed Sea Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    Common Buzzard © Laurie Campbell
    Peregrine © Laurie Campbell

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    Lionel, Ness, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0XB

    Ness, Isle of Lewis

    Located at the North of the Archipelago, this rich Machair loch and surrounding wetland is an important migration stopover for wildfowl and waders attracting regular visits from hunting bird of prey, especially during the spring and autumn migration.

    Add Bird of Prey Trail - Loch Stiapabhat to your Itinerary

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    Bogha Glas, Isle Of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3AD

    Isle Of Harris

    A path leads you into the North Harris hills; one of the largest areas of un-roaded land is Scotland. One of the most reliable places for locating both golden and white-tailed eagles and where the two eagle species are often seen together.

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