Coll RSPB Reserve

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This beautiful RSPB reserve on the south west end of the Island of Coll is 1075 ha of white beaches, sand dunes, machair grassland and moorland. The reserve is a key site in the Corncrake Recovery Programme. Present from April to September, corncrakes are easy to hear – their rasping call going on all night. The reserve is also a haven for wintering geese, breeding waders and farmland birds. There’s an information bothy and a corncrake viewing platform. There are three suggested walking routes leading from the two car parks and ranger-led walks are available.