Sea fareres can adventure on Oban waters by taking a boat trip. Oban a town in Scotland, has beautiful scenery that can be enjoyed on a trip in boat. You can spot all sorts of birds, sea mammals and wildlife which is otherwise not possible from the land.
If you take the boat tour in any particular season, you will come across rare species of birds and mammals. There are various tours from Oban, taking visitors on a journey round the Argyll waters, where they have the chance to spot all sorts of wildlife. If you are happen to be around in a place called Easdale, a point 13 miles south of Oban, here the main thrust of the business is to take wildlife tours down to the gulf of Corry reckan, which is home to the world’s third largest whirlpool.
And as most tours are taken place from spring to early winter, visitors get the chance to spot all sorts of different animals through the seasons – as well as the spectacular whirlpools which are created by the tides in the early part of the year.
The whole area of Argyll waters comes under European special area of conservation and this is one of the main reason that the visitors enjoy fresh and good seafood.
Scotland has an outstanding diversity of cetacean watching opportunities with its extensive coastline, numerous headlands and rich inshore waters. Recently, there were evident sightings of dolphins and whales have reported in Moray Firth and at Spey Bay.
It is not months, but only a few weeks since the bottle-nose colony of dolphins along the coast in Moray Firth started to delight wildlife watchers. The authorities got worried since the influx of visitors started to increase and they have issued a plea for the public to act responsibly to ensure Scotland remains number one place in Europe for dolphin watching. The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society is concerned following reports of harassment.
Harbour porpoises and minke whales have also been reported from the WDCS wildlife centres and other shore-based watching sites around Scotland. Pilot whales have been spotted near Cromarty in spring and a “super-pod” of common dolphins in Gairloch. There are some great land-based watching sites all around Scotland that are really easy for visitors to reach by car or on foot. The authorities reminds the public, if anyone is out watching dolphins by boat on the water, they can keep a safe distance away from them to ensure the animals security.
It is always an unforgettable experience to see whales and dolphins in their natural environment. All you need is a bit patience to spot them in sea raise up by chance.
In order to put a check on the illegal killing of birds of prey over 21,500 people signed out the petition which was presented by RSPB Scotland director Stuart Housden to MSPs. A need for stringent action is felt,in order to stop the killing of these birds. It is learnt that wildlife crimes have become common these days in Scotland and the petition has asked for tougher action on such illegal killings.
The petition even urges to MSPs to work out plans to end the illegal killing of such birds, even it asks the Scottish parliament to take wildlife crimes seriously and administer tougher sentences. If we look at the figures we can find that about 300 protected bird of prey were illegally poisoned in past 10 years. Every year plenty of such birds are killed in the countryside with nothing much being done to stop this illegal act. These birds are becoming victims of illegal shooting, trapping, nest destruction.
If this illegal killing of these birds is not brought to a stop, then the day is not far when you might not even find a single species of these birds in Scotland.