An amazing place for wildlife - from puffins to orchids to birds of prey
We look after 13 nature reserves here, ranging from seacliffs and farmland to wetland and moorland. The amazing range of habitats produces an unforgettable range of wildlife, with something to see all year-round.
There are bustling 'seabird cities', packed with fulmars, guillemots, puffins and kittiwakes. Our wetlands support nationally important numbers of wildfowl and waders, while our farmland is carefully managed to support a wide range of wildlife including corncrakes, buntings, finches wildflowers and bumblebees. The moorlands offer excellent chances of seeing hen harriers, short-eared owls, red-throated divers and a stunning array of wildflowers.
There are unique opportunities for everyone to enjoy the experience of seeing a diverse range of natural wonders within stunning scenery, whether for you're new to wildlife watching, visiting with the family, or an experienced birdwatcher.
There are guided walks on many reserves between May and August, with a chance to enjoy wildlife watching with the experts on most days of the week.
Hope to see you soon!
Orkney Nature Festival
The Orkney Nature Festival will run from 11-19 May 2013 and the programme includes an exciting range of events, exploring all aspects of the islands' wildlife.