Location Details

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Ordnance Survey Sheet 68 (NR628209) Southwest Kintyre Argyll

Machrihanish is about six miles west of Campbeltown on A83, then B843.
The Seabird / Wildlife Observatory is well signposted from the village and is about a mile west of the Golf Club.

Access - Daily April - October
Wheelchair access, dogs welcome, parking for 3 cars, digiscoping facilities include electricity and monitor.

Facilities - Seawatching hide, toilets in nearby village, coach parking.

Public Transport - Regular buses from campbeltown.
( West Coast Motors, Tel:- 01586 552 319)

Habitat - Marine, rocky shore and upland habitats.

Key Birds
Summer - Golden Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, Storm Petrel, Twite.
Autumn - Passage seabirds and waders. On shore gales often produce inshore movements of Leach's Petrel and other scarce seabirds inc. Balearic Shearwater, Sabine's Gull, Grey Phalarope.
Winter - Great Northern Diver, Purple Sandpiper, Ruddy Turnstone with occasional Glaucous and Iceland Gull.

Look for our flagpole on the point!!!

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Rare birds have included :-

Bean Goose
King Eider
Surf Scoter
Red-necked Grebe
Cory's Shearwater
Great Shearwater
Little Shearwater (Barolis)
Black-browed Albatross
White-billed Diver
Little Egret
White-tailed Eagle
Marsh Harrier
Black Kite
Pallid Harrier
Pectoral Sandpiper
Grey Phalarope
Red-necked Phalarope
Long-tailed Skua
Mediterranian Gull
Kumlien's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Sabine's Gull
Ross's Gull
Roseate Tern
Sooty Tern
Whiskered Tern
Scandinavian Rock Pipit
Common Rosefinch

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