Port Ellen and The Oa
There is a small carpark a short distance along with a footpath signposted to the Monument, clearly visible ahead. This area is now an RSPB reserve and improvements have been made to both the signage and the paths, with a circular route continuing from the Monument along the cliffs and eventually back to the carpark. There are no restrictions on access, but please shut all gates behind you as there are cattle and sheep on the land. The Monument stands above 400-foot cliffs with impressive views east to the Dun Athad promontory and Beinn Mhor. It is always worth keeping an eye cocked skyward hereabouts for Golden Eagle.
Typical species: Greenland Whitefronts in fields; Buzzard, Peregrine, Golden Eagle, Rock Dove, Guillemot, Razorbill, Black Guillemot, Raven, Chough, Wheatear, Twite around cliffs.
See also: Main Birdwatching Localities on Islay