NEW OUTER HE­BRIDES’ BIRD TRAIL

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RSPB Scot­land has teamed up with Outer He­brides Tourism to de­velop a new birds of prey trail across the Outer He­brides. Lead­ing from Barra in the south to the tip of the Isle of Lewis in the north, it links 13 lo­ca­tions from cafés to ferry routes in a self-guided route through some of the best rap­tor-spot­ting coun­try in Europe. The ar­chi­pel­ago is home to al­most a third of Scot­land’s White-tailed Ea­gles, a fifth of the coun­try’s Golden Ea­gles and Mer­lins, and a tenth of the Hen Har­rier pop­u­la­tion, in part due to sympathetic land man­age­ment. Many of the Outer He­brides’ rap­tors are sur­pris­ingly tol­er­ant of hu­mans and there­fore eas­ier than usual to spot, even from the roadside. Just in case, though, each lo­ca­tion on the trail is marked and pro­vided with an in­for­ma­tion board to help spot these fas­ci­nat­ing birds. To find out more visit he­brides­bird­of­prey­trail.co.uk

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