Burg is home to a population of feral goats, quite likely to be seen grazing on the cliffs. There are red deer too. It is always worth keeping an eye out for otters around the coast - they are probably best spotted at dawn or dusk.
Two pairs of golden eagles nest on the boundary of the property, towards the Wilderness (NW side of the peninsula) and so it is likely that you may see them flying if you walk around the cliffs towards the fossil tree and beyond. Sea eagles nest at the head of Loch Scridain and may be seen flying past.
The beautiful wild scenery is also home to important populations of plants and insects, including the rare slender Scotch burnet moth. The peninsula supports over 400 species of flowering plants and ferns, making it one of the richest areas in the Hebrides. The rare hairy stonecrop, Iceland purslane, alpine cinquefoil and mountain avens all grow in this area.
Did you know?
The fossil tree is an impression of a 12m high conifer tree that was engulfed by molten lava. It was named after the cartographer John MacCulloch, who discovered it in 1819. Signs of other fossil trees nearby are shown by distortion in the rocks as the lava cooled into basalt columns, some fanning out like the spokes of a wheel.