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

    St Kilda, Outer Hebrides

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

    Add Puffin - St Kilda to your Itinerary

  2. Address

    Rhenigidale, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3BD

    Isle of Harris

    The Porpoise is our most common cetacean.

    Add Common Porpoise-Loch Trolemaraig to your Itinerary

  3. © Laurie Campbell

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    Maaruig, Harris, Outer Hebrides

    Harris

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

    Add Bog Asphodel - Maaruig to your Itinerary

  4. 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

  5. Address

    Carnan, Isle of Mingulay, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Mingulay

    Solidago vigaurea
    Colony of dwarf variety, located near the top of the tallest cliff

    Add Golden Rod (dwarf)-Baille na Craig to your Itinerary

  6. Address

    Finsbay, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Harris

    Elegant white seabird with a black cap, orange bill and long forked tail.

    Add Artic Tern - Loch Fionsabhaigh to your Itinerary

  7. Address

    Berie Sands, Uig, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9NB

    Isle of Lewis

    Tall, slim stems with pale blue flowers

    Add Harebell- Berie Sands to your Itinerary

  8. Address

    Snishival, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9NB

    Isle of South Uist

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

    Add Red Grouse-Snishival to your Itinerary

  9. Address

    Boisdale, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5TF

    Isle of South Uist

    A good area to see this species during the spring and summer.

    Add Short Eared Owl - Boisdale to your Itinerary

  10. Address

    South Lochs, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9RD

    Isle of Lewis

    Our largest mammal. Mature males have distinctive antlers.

    Add Red Deer - Pairc to your Itinerary

  11. © 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

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

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    Kildonan, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    Scan the hills to the east of the main road.

    Add Golden Eagle - Kildonan Glen to your Itinerary

  13. Long tailed duck - Laurie Campbell

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    Nunton, Isle Of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides, HS7 5LU

    Isle Of Benbecula

    The long-tailed duck is a small, neat sea duck. They have small round heads and steep foreheads.

    Add Long Tailed Duck - Culla Bay to your Itinerary

  14. 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

  15. © Laurie Campbell
    © Laurie Campbell
    © Laurie Campbell
    © 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

  16. 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

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    Toddun, 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 - Toddun to your Itinerary

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    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

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