COVID UPDATE: The nature trails are open at the site but access relies on local ferry operators from mainland Orkney. Please check with the relevant ferry company before travelling. All of Scotland’s wild places and green spaces are vital for the survival of its unique, amazing wildlife. If you plan to head out to these areas please respect and protect Scotland’s great outdoors and leave no trace. Thank you. #RespectProtectEnjoy #ScottishOutdoorAccessCode #CheckBeforeYouGo
Welcome to Onziebust Nature Reserve. Come during the spring and summer and you will see a wonderfully exuberant display of summer flowers and possibly the rare great yellow bumblebee. Marshland wading birds nest here in the summer, while in the autumn greylag geese and a variety of ducks stop off at Onziebust's two tranquil lochs.
Open at all times.
Free, but donations to help us continue our work here are welcome.
For more information on the accessibility of this reserve please visit: https://www.accessibilityguides.org/content/rspb-scotland-onziebust
Information for dog owners
RSPB Scotland welcomes responsible access in line with the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. This site is important for wildlife and we ask you to keep your dog close to you, preferably on a lead, especially between 1 April and 30 June, the season many birds nest on the ground.