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LIST OF BIRDS SEEN AROUND SHENVAL ORGANIC B&B
IN THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS

The area around Shenval organic Bed and Breakfast, near Loch Ness in the Highlands of Scotland is blessed with the presence of over 100 different bird species, including golden eagle, black grouse, osprey, red kite, Scottish crossbill and crested tit. Habitats are widely varied and include agricultural land, pastures, woodland, moorland, wetlands, mountains, rivers, lochs, mudflats, cliffs and sea. With Corrimony RSPB Nature Reserve and Glen Affric National Nature Reserve on the doorstep of Shenval Bed & Breakfast, and a further four RSPB Reserves within easy reach, the whole area is a heaven for birdwatching and ornithology.

                                     Red throated diver Highlands of Scotland© Mark Hicken                  

Only minutes away from Shenval B&B, the Corrimony black grouse safaris are usually held  every April. Join RSPB staff for an early morning trip by minibus through Corrimony nature reserve to see one of Scotland's most rare and beautiful birds. Visit a lek, where male black grouse posture and call, competing to win the sought after position of top bird as the sun rises. More details on our OUTDOOR EVENTS page in the left hand column.
Seen by us in Shenval

Grey heron

Greylag goose

Mallard

Sparrowhawk

Buzzard

Hen-harrier

Kestrel

Oystercatcher

Lapwing

Curlew

Black-headed gull

Woodpigeon

Collared dove

Barn owl

Tawny owl

Swift

Great spotted woodpecker

Skylark

Swallow

Sand martin

House martin

Meadow pipit

Pied wagtail

Grey wagtail

Waxwing

Hedgesparrow or Dunnock

Blackcap

Willow warbler

Goldcrest

Spotted flycatcher

Wheatear

Robin

Blackbird

Fieldfare

Redwing

Song thrush

Mistle thrush

Long-tailed tit

Coal tit

Great tit

Blue tit

Treecreeper

Wren

Dipper

Yellowhammer

Brambling

Chaffinch

Goldfinch

Siskin

Greenfinch

Bullfinch

Crossbill

House sparrow

Starling

Rook

Carrion crow

Hooded crow

Jackdaw

                      Song thrush at the gate of Shenval B&B Loch Ness © Michel Carré     Sparrowhawk Shenval Bed&Breakfast Loch Ness © Michel Carré

Lekking black grouse, Corrimony RSPB reserve near Shenval B&B © Mark Hicken    Ptarmigan hen, Glen Affric hills west of Shenval B&B

Seen by us within 3 miles (5 kms) of Shenval bandb

Little grebe or dabchick

Mute swan

Whooper swan

Teal

Tufted duck

Goldeneye

Golden eagle

Red grouse

Black grouse

Water rail

Moorhen

Coot

Golden plover

Redshank

Greenshank

Woodcock

Snipe

Cuckoo

Stonechat

Whinchat

Reed bunting

Linnet

 

Black throated divers near Gairloch  Scottish Highlands© Michel Carré

Moray Firth black-headed gulls near Shenval B&B © Alain Vermeulen

 

Seen by us within 15 miles (25 kms) of Shenval B&B

 

Black-throated diver

Red-throated diver

Slavonian grebe

Cormorant

Scaup

Pochard

Goosander

Osprey

Red kite

Peregrine falcon

Ptarmigan

Common sandpiper

Whimbrel

Common gull

Crested tit

Snow bunting

Raven

 

 

Eider family in Gairloch Bay Shenval B&B daytrip ©  Michel Carré

Fulmar on Handa Island daytrip from Shenval B&B© Michel Carré 

 

Seen by us in a 15-45 miles (25-70 kms) radius of Shenval

 

Great northern diver

Fulmar

Gannet

Shag

Shelduck

Wigeon

Eider

Velvet scoter

Long-tailed duck

Red-breasted merganser

Ringed plover

Turnstone

Dunlin

Herring gull

Lesser black-back

Great black-back

Kittiwake

Common tern

Razorbill

Guillemot

Puffin

Black guillemot

Rock dove

Ring ouzel

 

Gannet West coast of Scotland © Michel Carré

puffin Moray Firth Shenval B&B  © Thomas Neubert

 

Seen by us more than 45 miles (70 kms) from Shenval

Manx shearwater

Canada goose

Common scoter

White-tailed eagle/Sea eagle

Great skua

Arctic skua

 

Arctic Skua Handa Island daytrip Shenval B&B © Michel Carré

Seen only by our Shenval Bed & Breakfast guests

 

Capercaillie

Dotterel

Little auk

Short-eared owl

Osprey  Cairngorms daytrip Shenval Bed&Breakfast © Mark Hicken   Razorbill, Handa Island Shenval B&B daytrip © Michel Carré

    Great skua, Handa Island Shenval Bed&Breakfast daytrip Scottish Highlands

 

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