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From  Dougarie Point in the north to Blackwaterfoot in the south and taking in Machrie Moor to the east, this area has extensive coast, access to uplands, and moorland, with a number of areas of fresh water including ponds, rivers and burns.

Most of the widespread and common birds are found in this area (See Arran Bird Report) plus there are regular sightings of hen harrier, all three divers, common scoter, twite, passage shore birds like bar-tailed godwit and golden plover,  white wagtail on passage, fulmars, wigeon in winter, and whinchat in summer.

For  a short walk introductory walk in the area click the link below;

King's Cave from Machrie road car park

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