Good numbers of common waders such as Curlew and Oystercatcher occur as well as regular Greenshank and Bar Tailed Godwit. It is a good spot for wintering Wigeon and Red Breasted Merganser. There are always huge number of Gulls in the Harbour area and in winter you are likely to find both Glaucous and Iceland Gulls. You should also see a selection of Auks, Kittiwakes and the occasional Skua in the outer bay. If the weather is inclement the Aros Centre provides refreshments for body and soul, as well as an RSPB Sea Eagle display and cctv link to a nest site.

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"A glorious little gem"


Five stars

"A book such as this has to look backwards and the author does so succinctly, looking at the work of several of the pioneering naturalists before picking out the publications of JA Harvie-Brown and the Rev. Hugh Macpherson. I know this book fills a real gap in the information available for the Isle of Skye and it will surely sell well at local bookshops."

Andrew Currie Miscellany West Highland Free Press

Five stars

"A total of 238 species have been recorded, with 14 of those 'red listed' as of high conservation concern ... another innovation has been the inclusion of Gaelic names for some birds. While this is not uncommon in a few other books, the addition of some regional Gaelic names is very unusual and very welcome."

Ray Collier Country Diary 'Up in the Skye' The Guardian

Five stars

"Illustrated with beautiful photographs of current birdlife on the island, the publication also features sketches by Jean Thomas of The Little Gallery, Portnalong, stimulating the reader's interest further and allowing them to identify species they encounter on Skye."

The Hebridean

Five stars