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For such a compact geographical area, the Outer Hebrides supports an amazing range of different habitats, each with their accompanying native or visiting wildlife.
As one of the last great wilderness regions in the UK, the Hebrides is an important area for conservation and includes within its boundaries the dual UNESCO World Heritage Site of St Kilda together with numerous Sites of Special Scientific Interest, National Scenic Areas, and National Nature Reserves. These sites make ideal spots to experience and enjoy the incredible range of species to be found here.
Browse the listings to plan your wildlife trip in the Outer Hebrides today.
Nature Centres & Reserves
Welcome to Urras Oighreachd Ghabhsainn (The Galson Estate Trust)
Go on an adventure and visit the islands of Mingulay, Berneray and Pabbay in the Outer Hebrides.
Uncover stunning scenery and wonderful wildlife at Loch Druidibeg, a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) on South Uist.
Remote, spectacular, and a designated World Heritage Site, the St Kilda National Nature Reserve archipelago lies 41 miles west of Benbecula.
Balranald RSPB is a beautiful Hebridean reserve which has sandy beaches, rocky foreshore, marshes and sand dunes.
Every autumn the five islands of the Monach Isles National Nature Reserve play host to one of the most important breeding colonies of Atlantic grey seals in the world.
Look out for seabirds and seals at the Rona and Sula Sgeir National Nature Reserve islands in the Outer Hebrides.
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