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We have an abundance of wildlife in the Heart of Argyll. We were lucky enought to host the Scottish Beaver Reintroduction Trial, so can add this species to the Scottish Big Five: Deer, Squirrel,Otter, Eagle and Seals. There are lots of trips and tours to see the variety of animals and plants on land, and on the sea.

Thank you to Loch Visions and Craignish Cruises for the images.
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Beaver
Beaver
The Heart of Argyll is the official home of the Scottish Beaver Trial. There are two species of beaver: the North American beaver (Castor canadensis) and the Eurasian... View Details.
Bottlenose Dolphin
Bottlenose Dolphin
At least two pods visit our Hebridean waters. They are often seen on boat trips, but not usually in the winter time.Tursiops truncatus, commonly known as the common... View Details.
Common Seal
Common Seal
Common seals are to be found in the Heart of Argyll. They have V-shaped nostrils, as opposed to the larger greys parallel ones.They have fine spot-patterned grey or... View Details.
Golden and White-Tailed Eagles
Golden and White-Tailed Eagles
The Heart of Argyll is lucky to play host to both species of British Eagle.The golden eagle and the larger white-tailed (sea) eagle are seen here. These are much larger... View Details.
Grey Seal
Grey Seal
Grey seals (Halichoerus grypus, meaning "hooked-nosed sea pig") have grey and brown fur, sometimes with a pattern of blotches. They have no ears visible and a long... View Details.
Heart Of Argyll Wildlife Organisation
Heart Of Argyll Wildlife Organisation
Visit us at our new visitor centre at Barr an Daimh (opening April 2017) and let us show you the fantastic variety of wildlife the Mid Argyll area has to offer. We... View Details.
Otter
Otter
European Otters (Lutra lutra) are quite common in the Heart of Argyll. They swim and fish in the sea, but must wash in fresh water afterwards. They tend to live inland a... View Details.
Red Deer
Red Deer
Red Deer are the largest UK deer. They are red-brown in colour, and have no spots. Their rumps are creamy with no black linesThe males sport impressive branched antlers.... View Details.
Red Squirrels
Red Squirrels
We are very lucky in the Heart of Argyll to have kept a healthy population of Red Squirrels (Sciurus Vulgaris). These wee characters are always a pleasure to watch.There... View Details.
Wild Argyll
Wild Argyll
Nature, People and Inspiration. Explore one of Europe's most fascinating and dramatic landscapes on a bespoke adventure. Our journeys by kayak or on foot can be... View Details.
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