RSPB Scotland Birsay Moors nature reserve

Nature Centres & Reserves

., Birsay, Orkney, KW17

    In the summer, hen harriers, short-eared owls and Arctic skuas nest on the moorland of this RSPB Scotland nature reserve.

    The Orkney moors are full of wild and windswept beauty. Come during the summer to see hen harriers, short-eared owls and elegant Arctic skuas nesting. From the Burgar Hill hide you might be rewarded with spectacular views of breeding red-throated divers.

    Wildlife Explorer backpacks are available from the Stromness office. These contain binoculars, identification guides for birds and other species, bug jars etc. to help children get the most from their visit.

    You are welcome to bring your dog to the reserve, but please keep them under close control at all times and stay on tracks.

    The reserve is open at all times and free to access although donations help us to continue to give nature a home in Scotland.

    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016


    • Picnic Area

    Special Requirements

    • Dogs Welcome


    • Remote Location


    • Parking Car park at Burgar Hill, at the summit of the B9057 Hillside road (HY349245) and at Durkadale (HY294252).

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