Seabird and Wildlife Observatory in Skye

All nature lovers and avid bird watchers will have the best wildlife and bird spotting experience at Machrihanish! The establishment serves the purpose of providing shelter for guests looking to watch the sea and the surrounding area to observe wildlife! If you are looking to heighten your spotting senses and learn about the local wildlife, come along to the centre when planning your next day out and come and see some of these beautiful sea and bird species for yourself!

Why should I visit the Seabird and Wildlife Centre in Machrihanish?

Visitors of the Machrihanish Seabird and Wildlife Centre can get assistance in identifying species and information on some of the bird and wildlife sightings that have occurred recently and view the details of all studies in the area! For a day of researching and spotting some of the Country's favourite species, the Centre is the perfect destination!

The observatory has become a hotspot for bird-watching activity in the Kintyre area and arrangements are already put in place regarding the management of the centre in the future, leaving its future secure.

Currently, the Seabird Observatory is still developing its max potential as a wildlife watching spot and tourist attraction in general. The awareness and excitement around the marine environment are loved by growing numbers of guests each year, with over 2700 visitors to the centre in 2016!

There is no shortage of opportunity at the centre, and it is most definitely not just limited to seabirds. This area is full of biodiversity with a range of habitats that provide plentiful chances to spot different species throughout the year. The birdlife here is in abundance with a range of over 200 species recorded in the area.

  • Daily access from April to October
  • Wheelchair accessible and toilets located on-site
  • A small car park is available
  • All pets and service dogs welcome

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