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The varied landscapes and environments of The Outer Hebrides provide the perfect natural habitat for an incredible variety of wildlife species. Visitors to these remote and peaceful islands enjoy unrivalled opportunities to see rare and spectacular species including golden eagles, puffins, corncrakes, otters, dolphins and sharks amongst many others.
Given this, it's no surprise that the Hebrides also play a key role in conservation and you'll be able to see the excellent work being done across the region by visiting any of the numerous National Nature Reserves, National Scenic Areas and Sites of Special Scientific Interest.
The Outer Hebrides really is one of the last real wildernesses in Europe and a mecca for wildlife enthusiasts.
A golden eagle
Looking over the machair to the sand dunes of Traigh Iar beach, North Uist