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

    Isle of Lewis

    Loch Stiapabhat bird reserve and hide to watch golden plover, Lapwing, whooper swans, geese and many rare migrants. The hide is open all year.

    Add Loch Stiapabhat to your Itinerary

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    Eoligarry, Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Barra

    Ophioglossum vulgatum.- Very small fern 3cm tall

    Add Adder's Tongue Fern - Ben Eoligarry to your Itinerary

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    Eoligarry, Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Barra

    Elecampan (Inula Helenium) is a tall yellow cultivated flower, now growing wild.

    Add Elecampane-Eoligarry to your Itinerary

  4. © 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

  5. © Laurie Campbell
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    © Laurie Campbell

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    Ardvule, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5SA

    Isle of South Uist

    There are regular sightings of Bottlenose Dolphins to the south and west of the headland.

    Add Bottlenosed Dolphin - Rubha Ardvule to your Itinerary

  6. © Laurie Campbell

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    Reef, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides

    Isle Of Lewis

    A low growing plant with small white 2 lobed flowers. Found on improved agricultural land and coastal grassland.

    Add Eyebright-Reef Sands to your Itinerary

  7. © 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

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    Glen Miavaig, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Harris

    Sundews are a group of low growing carnivorous plants that grow in nutrient poor soils.

    Add Sundew - Glen Miavaig to your Itinerary

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    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

  10. © Laurie Campbell

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    Ness, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0XA

    Isle of Lewis

    The largest shark seen in the waters around the Outer Hebrides.

    Add Basking Shark - Port of Ness to your Itinerary

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    Hushinish, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Harris


     

     

     

    Add Heath spotted Orchid-Huisinis to your Itinerary

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    Balranald, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of North Uist

    A rare passage migrant off Uist

    Add White Billed Diver - Balranald to your Itinerary

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    Clisham, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Harris

    The mountain hare is about twice the size of a rabbit with much longer hind legs and a white winter coat.

    Add Mountain Hare - An Cliseam to your Itinerary

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    © Laurie Campbell

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    Acarsaid Mhor, Eriskay, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Eriskay, Isle of South Uist

    Common Seals can be found in small numbers and usually present themselves on the rocks.

    Add Common Seal - Acarsaid Mhor to your Itinerary

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    Borve, Isle of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Benbecula

    The Great Yellow Bumblebee is a large bee with a yellow or brownish yellow body with a single black band (between the wings).

    Add Great Yellow Bumble Bee-Borve to your Itinerary

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    Bruernish, Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Barra

    Platanthera bifolia
    This delicate coloured orchid, becoming quite rare, can be found at the junction to upper/lower Bruernish

    Add Lesser butterfly orchid-Bruernish to your Itinerary

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    Loch an Duin, Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Barra

    Bog bean (Menyanthes Triolaiata). This lovely flower, often overlooked, can be found in the stream overflow from the reservoir.

    Add Bog Bean - Loch an Duin to your Itinerary

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    © Laurie Campbell

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    Rhenigidale, Harris, Outer Hebrides

    Harris

    Black and white seabird with bright orange legs.

    Add Black Guillemot - Rhenigidale to your Itinerary

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