Wildlife in South Uist

Wildlife of South Uist

No matter the time of year, a wide range of wildlife can be seen on the coast, interior moorland and lochs. Lapwings, oyster catchers, redshanks, greenshanks, red throated divers, mute swans, ringed plovers, corn bunting and the very rare corncrake are to name but a few.

A number of birds of prey can be spotted including the Sea Eagle, Buzzard, Hen Harrier, Merlins, Golden Eagle and the snowy owl.

In the sea dolphins ride the wakes of ferries and fishing boats, basking sharks can be seen in the clear blue ocean, seals come close in shore as they are curious by nature and can be heard 'singing' while basking in colonies off shore.

The beach has rock pools filled with sea anemones, crabs and small fry and always a multitude of sea birds, gulls and terns.

Otters come to fish on the incoming tide and deer frequent the hills and moorland silhouetted against the setting sun.

Contact Details

Elizabeth Brock
Seal Cottage
Isle of South Uist
Outer Hebrides

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Website: www.uistself-catering.co.uk

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South Uist self catering


To book please call Elizabeth on 01878 710363, or contact us via the contact form to ensure that the accommodation is available on the dates that you wish to stay.

Tariff £400 per week. Available all year.

We are pet friendly and welcome well-behaved dogs, please ask when booking.