Wildlife of South Uist
No matter the time of year, a wide range of wildlife can be seen on the coast, interior moorland and lochs. Lapwings, oyster catchers, redshanks, greenshanks, red throated divers, mute swans, ringed plovers, corn bunting and the very rare corncrake are to name but a few.
A number of birds of prey can be spotted including the Sea Eagle, Buzzard, Hen Harrier, Merlins, Golden Eagle and the snowy owl.
In the sea dolphins ride the wakes of ferries and fishing boats, basking sharks can be seen in the clear blue ocean, seals come close in shore as they are curious by nature and can be heard 'singing' while basking in colonies off shore.
The beach has rock pools filled with sea anemones, crabs and small fry and always a multitude of sea birds, gulls and terns.
Otters come to fish on the incoming tide and deer frequent the hills and moorland silhouetted against the setting sun.