Seabank is a haven for wildlife. Without leaving Seabank you will be amazed at how much can be spotted.
Loch Creran is a protected sea loch due to the rare serpulid reefs found here. Along the shoreline there are many birds including white-tailed eagles, eider ducks, herons, waders and terns. Seals, otters and ospreys also visit the loch.
Within a short distance of Seabank there are numerous Nature Reserves, each with trails to help you spot and enjoy wildlife. Adjoining Seabank is the Shian Wood which has a rich variety of wildlife including birds, butterflies, roe deer, badgers, and pine martens.
Sutherland’s Grove at Barcaldine is only a few minutes’ drive from Seabank and offers marked trails for walking. This is a good place to spot red squirrels. Glasdrum wood is also worth a visit to spot butterflies and moths. For more information on woodlands in the area have a look at Wild About Argyll. Or why not take a wander through one of Argyll’s Glorious Gardens.
Experience nature and marine life close up from one of the many boat trips available in the area such as whale watching, basking shark tours, dolphin, porpoise and seal trips. Visiting the third largest whirlpool in the world, the Corryvreckan, is also very popular.
Seeing the puffins, seabirds and porpoises on a trip to the Treshnish islands, including the natural wonder of Fingal’s Cave on Staffa, is an absolute favourite wildlife trip. For a shorter sail Oban Sea Tours offer a two hour Wildlife cruise.
If you are not lucky enough to catch a glimpse of magnificent golden or white-tailed eagles who soar above Loch Creran and around Argyll, you could join a ranger-led visit at Isle of Mull Eagle Watch.
Just over an hour away is the home of the recently reintroduced beavers at Knapdale. This interesting project has been very successful in bringing the species to Argyll.