Wildlife on the Isle of Scalpay on Skye in Scotland

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Isle of Scalpay, Scalpay House, Broadford, Isle of Skye, IV49 9BS

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Wildlife on Scalpay in Scotland

A wide diversity of habitats can be found on Scalpay. Woodlands, dry heathland, wetlands, grassland, fresh water streams, lochs and the sea all provide a variety of locations where plants and animals can live.

Birds of Prey:

Hen Harrier, Golden Eagle, Sea Eagle, Perigrin, Merlin, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Short-eared Owl, Barn Owl and Tawny Owl.


Red Throated Diver, Black Throated Diver, Great Norther Diver, Slavonian Grebe, Fulmar, Storm Petrel, Cormorant, Shag, Gannet, Grey Heron, Whooper Swan, White Fronted Goose, Greylag Goose, Barnacle Goose, Shell Duck, Widgeon, Teal, Mallard, Eider, Red Breasted Merganser, Goosander, Red Grouse, Oystercatcher, Ringed Plover, Dotterel, Golden Plover, Lapwing, Purple Sandpiper, Dunlin, Snipe, Woodcock, Whimbrel, Curlew, Redshank, Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, Turstone, Coomon Gull, Black Headed Gull, Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Kittiwake, Common Tern, Artic Turn, Guillemot, Razorbill, Puffin, Black Guillemot, Rock Dove, Wood Pigeon, Collard Dove, Cuckoo, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, SKy lark, Swallow, House Martin, Meadow Pipit, Rock Pipit, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, Dipper, Wren, Dunnock, Robin, Stonechat, Wheateater, Blackbird, Fieldfare, Song Thrush, Mistle Thursh, Sedge Warbler, Goldcrest, Spotted Flycatcher, lont-tailed Tit, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Tree Creeper, Jackdaw, Hooded crow, Raven, Starling, House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Siskin, Linnet, Twite, Redpoll, Bullfinch, Auks, Waders.


Red Deer, Long-tailed Field Mice, Short-tailed Voles, Weasels, Otters, Grey Seals, Stoats, Red Fox, Pipistrelle Bats, Common Shrew. Porpoises, dolphins and occasionally whales & killer whales.

Reptiles include:

Adders and lizards.

Amphibians include:

Common Frogs, Common Toads & Newts.

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