Bird Sightings, Local Flora & Fauna
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The reserve hosts a range of exceptional flora and fauna. The loch acts as a vital ‘feeding stop’ for huge numbers of birds migrating to and from their summer breeding grounds in the Artic. For many of these birds, it is the last place they can feed before their epic northern flights in the spring, and the first land they reach when migrating south again in the Autumn. It is also important for other breeding and feeding birds, including the Corncrake. Calling male Corncrakes use the marshy vegetation at the edge of the loch for early cover. The reserve aims to conserve and if possible enhance the grassland/machair/bog/wetland/open water habitats and associated fauna. Check out a list of flora and fauna and bird sightings at Loch Stiapabhat.
BirdTrack is an exciting project through a partnership between the BTO, the RSPB, Birdwatch Ireland and the Scottish Ornithologists' Club, that looks at migration movements and distributions of birds throughout Britain and Ireland. It provides facilities for observers to store and manage their own personal records as well as using these to support species conservation at local, regional, national and international scales.
Click on the button below to be taken to the Bird Track page.
•Sharp Flowered Rush
•Floating Sweet Grass
•Marsh Arrow Grass
•Blue Water Speedwell
•Black Headed Gull
•Marsh, Bog, Wetland
Mammals and Other