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Bird Hides on Bute

Loch Fad is a large freshwater loch and a great place for bird watching.

The wooded area along the West shore is good for a number of woodland species.

Loch Fad is about a two-mile walk from Rothesay.


Ettrick Bay


You’ll find a bird hide on the south side of the Kirk Dam which is separated from Loch Fad by a causeway.

From here you can spot wintering wildfowl as well as other birds of interest.

Loch Quien is another important wintering water for wildfowl and there’s an excellent bird hide here.