Dun Carloway Broch
Bird Watching|March 2018
Enjoy wonderful views and watch great birds over the water
John Miles

Dun Carloway is the best preserved broch (prehistoric circular stone tower) in the Outer Hebrides, and is built on a rock on a steep south slope at the height of 50 metres. It was built around 100 BC and was in use, on and off, up to the 16th Century.

The broch offers great views over Loch an Duin, often used by Greylag Geese, Mallard, Teal and Wigeon in winter with breeding and passage waders such as Oystercatcher, Dunlin, Golden Plover, Ringed Plover, Snipe, Lapwing and Redshank. The loch side holds Common Sandpipers in summer, while Black-tailed Godwits and Whimbrel pass through in spring and autumn from Iceland.

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