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Other species are more likely to be seen at particular times of the year.

Wildlife Calendar

Wildlife in the Isle of Harris

These habitats are relatively undisturbed by humans and so provide fantastic opportunities for seeing many different species, in particular the North Harris Eagle Observatory.


From seabird colonies, eagles, otters and red deer, to machair flowers and rare butterflies: these and many more can all be found here.



Sonas Cottage is a perfect place to experience the variety of habitats for wildlife in The Isle of Harris.

Coming to Harris at different times of the year can give you an even better chance to see some of these wonderful species. Sonas is the perfect base as it has plenty to entertain you on dark winter nights.




Some species can be seen throughout the year. These include: golden eagles, sea eagles , otters seals red deer, mountain hares and porpoises.

Marine Life

Killer whales, basking sharks and dolphins can be spotted along the coastline.

Flora

In summer the machair is a colourful carpet of orchids, irises and poppies.

St Kilda

A wildlife and marine life habitat of world importance, St Kilda has UNESCO World Heritage status, a designation it shares with sites such as the Great Barrier Reef. And is one of very few places to hold dual World Heritage status for both its cultural and natural significance. Visit the abandoned village in St Kilda and discover what life was life for the inhabitants of the island. The church, feather store, school and museum can also be explored on your trip.

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