Ardivachar is one of the best birdwatching sites in South Uist and Croft Garden Cottage is the perfect location for discovering the flora and fauna of the coast.
Come in the spring and summer to enjoy the flowering of the machair, the sublime song of the skylarks and the discordant crex crex of the Corncrakes. On warm days pause to watch the rare great yellow bumblebees in the cottage garden or explore the rocky coves of the headland to search for otters and seals or watch small parties of plovers and sandpipers feeding on the beach. The crystal clear waters will reveal the magic of the marine life of the rock pools from delicate sea anemones to scuttling tiny crabs.
Visit the rugged east side of the island to look for golden eagles, short-eared owls and hen harriers. Here the flora is different - beautiful vibrant green sphagnum moss, cotton grass, mounds of reindeer lichens and of course heather. You will almost certainly see red deer and possibly a white-tailed sea-eagle.