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Fetlar RSPB Reserve

This page is not an official source of information for the RSPB.

During the summer, a wealth of birds breeds on this island reserve, including 90% of the British population of red-necked phalaropes. These fascinating waders can be seen from the RSPB hide or at the Loch of Funzie. Red-throated Divers, Whimbrels, and Arctic and Great Skuas also breed on the island.

Facilities: birdwatching hide at Mires of Funzie; public toilets at ferry terminal; guided walks; information sign. The Fetlar Interpretative Centre has an RSPB display.

Opening times: hide open April to October; no access to the statutory bird sanctuary April to August.

RSPB webpage on the reserve.

Contact: RSPB Fetlar Nature Reserve, Baelans, Fetlar, Shetland ZE2 9DJ Tel: (01957) 733246.

Red-necked Phalarope - Kevin Osborn


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