New Wader Scrape for Loch Stiapabhat on Lewis

The RSPB has created a new feature to help birds at this remote Hebridean local nature reserve.


Loch Stiapabhat is a Local Nature Reserve located on the Hebridean Isle of Lewis, the home base for our small Hebridean Adventures cruise boat the Monadhliath. It is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and is managed by the RPSB.

A recent news piece in the Scotland News insert of the RSPB magazine Nature's Home states that a brand new wader scrape has been created there to help provide extra feeding opportunities for the local bird populations such as oystercatchers (featured image), redshanks and lapwings.

An additional benefit is that irises have also been planted in the spoil heaps created from the scrape, which will provide additional cover for the local breeding population of corncrakes, one of the stars of the reserve and the island. We visit the reserve as part of our Big Hebridean Adventure Cruise in June.

Find out more details of this lovely local reserve on their website at .