Kintaline House Luxury Well appointed Peaceful Self catering cottage holiday home in Benderloch, Oban, Argyll, Scotland

Visit Oban, Scotland for mountains, islands, culture, heritage, sunsets, space, food, outdoor adventures, experiences and so much more

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Nature and wildlife in North Argyll

The North Argyll area is teeming with life - from the soaring eagles, down to the precious North Atlantic rainforest lichens. 


Eagles - can be spotted in the air all around, Kilninver .. Mull .. Look out for Sea Eagles and Golden .. and the Buzzards are worth a mention, far more common, you can often drive past one on a fence post, or watch them circling in the thermals above the farm. 

Deer - Glen Etive red deer are renowned for their tameness, but there are deer to be seen in various spots across the area

Glasdrum Nature reserve on Loch Creran  - butterflies, especially the Checkered skipper

South Shian woods - birds, flowers and butterflies, especially the Marsh Fritillary

Red Squirrels are found in the woods around us .. check out the Red Squirrel page for sighting spots 

Puffins and Marine wildlife : Basking Shark tours  : Staffa 

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Lichens - our North Atlantic rain forest ecology is very special, particularly the Hazel Gloves  - if you want help in identifying the myriad species as you walk, these guides are wonderful