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Wildlife Sites and Nature Reserves in Shetland Islands

Fair Isle Bird Observatory

Fair Isle, Shetland, ZE2 9JU

This jewel of an island, mid-way between Orkney and Shetland, is the most famous site for migrant birds in Britain. Also…

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Hermaness National Nature Reserve(SNH)

Baltasound, Unst, Shetland, Scotland, UK

This splendid reserve overlooking Muckle Flugga, Britain's most northerly point, is a haven for over 100,000 seabirds…

Loch of Spiggie (RSPB)

Scousburgh, North West of Sumburgh, Shetland, Scotland, UK

This shallow loch attracts large numbers of wildfowl during the autumn and winter, including whooper swans, wigeon and teal....

Mousa (RSPB)

East of Sandwick, Shetland, Scotland, UK

This attractive island, with its famous broch, is the place to see storm petrels. Evening boat trips are arranged. Also good...

Noss National Nature Reserve

East of Bressay, Lerwick, Shetland, Scotland, UK

This spectacular island reserve with its towering cliffs supports huge colonies of guillemots, gannets, fulmars and...

Fetlar (RSPB)

Baelans, Fetlar, Shetland, ZE2 9DJ

A wealth of birds breed here, including 90% of the British population of red-necked pharalopes. These fascinating waders can...

Sumburgh Head (RSPB)

Shetland, Scotland, UK

Shetland's most accessible sea bird colony with kittiwakes, guillemots, razorbills, puffins, fulmars and shags. The best...

1 Fair Isle Bird Observatory Fair Isle, Shetland, ZE2 9JU
2 Hermaness National Nature Reserve(SNH) Baltasound, Unst, Shetland, Scotland, UK
3 Loch of Spiggie (RSPB) Scousburgh, North West of Sumburgh, Shetland, Scotland, UK
4 Mousa (RSPB) East of Sandwick, Shetland, Scotland, UK
5 Noss National Nature Reserve East of Bressay, Lerwick, Shetland, Scotland, UK
6 Fetlar (RSPB) Baelans, Fetlar, Shetland, ZE2 9DJ
7 Sumburgh Head (RSPB) Shetland, Scotland, UK

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