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