Sunart is home to a remarkable array of wildlife, particularly birds and mammals, many of which – with a bit of luck – you will see during your visit. These include red deer, pine martens, otters, red squirrels, white-tailed and golden eagles and grey seals. Send us your photos or video and we might upload them here (as we have done with the pine marten video, below).

Most guests hugely enjoy sharing their balcony, most evenings, with our friendly, neighbourhood pine martens (Martes martes). A mustelid, they are a rare and protected species with a cream/yellow ‘bib’ and growing up to 70cm. Although as many as six have been seen at one time they usually visit in ones or twos.

Bird species

There are a large number of local bird species, here is a list of what other guests have spottted. If you see any others please do let us know so it can be added to the list!

Blackbirds Blue tits Bullfinchs Buzzards
Coal tits Chaffinchs Cuckoos Doves
Dunlin Gannet Geese Gillemot
Golden Eagles Golden plovers Goldfinches Gooseanders
Great tit Greenfinch Gulls Herons
Hooded crows Jays Kestrel Little grebes
Long tailed tit Merlin Oyster catchers Pied wagtails
Perigrine Falcon Ringed plover Robins Sandpiper
Siskins Snipe Song Thrushes Swallows
Teal Whinchats Wigeon Woodpecker
Wood Pidgeons Wood Warblers Wren Yellow tit