Above: The RSPB centre, Totronald
The R.S.P.B. on Coll
The Isle of Coll has been home for the RSPB since with late 1980's. The reserve is based at Totronald where there are offices and a visitors' centre.
The reserve was set up in order to protect the Corncrake (crex crex) a rare bird in the UK that suffers from some modern-day farming practices. It has a very distinctive rasping call.
More information about the reserve can be found on the RSPB web page.