Wildlife


Puffin
 
Birdwatchers will find Lochinver to spoil them:  oystercatchers, curlews, hooded crows, black-throated loons, greenshanks, kittiwakes, puffins, guillemots, great skuas, Arctic akuas, razorbills, fulmars, ptarmigan, golden plovers and the magnificent golden eagle can all be found in this area.
Assynt is also home to mountain hares, pine martens, otters and red deer.  Local marine life includes common seals, grey seals, porpoises, dolphins even the occasional minke whale and killer whale!
Local flora includes birch and hazel woodlands, bluebells, primroses, rare helleborines, yellow mountain saxifrage, viviparous bistort and mountain avens.
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