COVID UPDATE: Car parking and viewing hides may not be available at all sites on Orkney and we advise checking the RSPB webpage for more information. Travel and ferry capacities may also be limited so please check with the relevant ferry company before you travel. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Please note all guided walks are currently cancelled and we are working to get these back up and running as soon as it is safe to do so.
An amazing place for wildlife - from puffins to orchids to birds of prey.
We look after 13 nature reserves here, ranging from seacliffs and farmland to wetland and moorland. The amazing range of habitats produces an unforgettable range of wildlife, with something to see all year-round.
There are bustling 'seabird cities', packed with fulmars, guillemots, puffins and kittiwakes. Our wetlands support nationally important numbers of wildfowl and waders, while our farmland is carefully managed to support a wide range of wildlife including corncrakes, buntings, finches wildflowers and bumblebees. The moorlands offer excellent chances of seeing hen harriers, short-eared owls, red-throated divers and a stunning array of wildflowers.
There are unique opportunities for everyone to enjoy the experience of seeing a diverse range of natural wonders within stunning scenery, whether for you're new to wildlife watching, visiting with the family, or an experienced birdwatcher.
There are guided walks on many reserves between May and August, with a chance to enjoy wildlife watching with the experts on most days of the week.
Hope to see you soon!
Please see more information on our website