Are you planning on visiting Uist? Why not book a trip with Western Isles Wildlife and take part in a marvellous tour that allows visitors to spot as much of the local wildlife as they can? With a dedicated owner and plentiful knowledge of the bird and wildlife species in the area, these trips are perfect for those looking to get the most out of their visit to the Isle of Uist!
Day tours from the Isle of Skye are available on Sundays between the start of May and the 8th of September. Visitors can catch a ferry from Uig at 9.30 am and arrive in Lochmaddy by 11 am. The tour guide will then pick up the visitors from the ferry dock and take them on a tour of Uist before dropping them back off where they were picked up in time to catch the ferry back to Skye.
Up until December 2020, there have been over 400 bird species recorded in the Outer Hebrides compared with the UK’s total of 618, meaning the birdlife in the area is bursting with variation! Very few land mammals make it across to the Outer Hebrides and a lot of species are common on the mainland, such as Foxes, Badgers, Stoats, and weasels, but interestingly none of them lives on the islands at all! What the islands may lack in land species, they make up for with a diverse range of marine mammals!