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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    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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    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

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    Langass, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of North Uist

    The red deer is the fourth largest deer species behind moose, elk (wapiti), and sambar deer

    Add Red Deer - Barpa Langass to your Itinerary

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    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

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

    Isle of Lewis

    Large aquatic mammal. Strong Profile

    Add Grey Seal - Butt of Lewis to your Itinerary

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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

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    Loch Bee, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    The rough grassland just south of the Loch Carnan tunring is a good area for owls.

    Add Short Eared Owl - Loch Bee 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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    Polochar, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    This is a large, heavy-billed diver can resemble a goose, especially in flight.

    Add Great Northern Diver - Polochar to your Itinerary

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    Finsbay, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Harris

    The Common Seal is the smaller of our two seal species and is often seen hauled up on rocky skerries at low tide.

    Add Common Seal - Loch Fhionnsabhaigh 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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    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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    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

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    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

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    Amhuinnsuidhe, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of Harris

    Large migratory fish species closely related to Trout

    Add Atlantic Salmon - Amhuinnsuidhe to your Itinerary

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    Loch Druidibeg, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    Frequently seen above the surrounding hills.

    Add Golden Eagle - Loch Druidibeg 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

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

    Isle of South Uist

    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-Rubha Ardvule to your Itinerary

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