April 2017 – Midweek

 April 2017 Mid Week

 A Highland Midweek getaway

With Birding Ecosse and The Grant Arms Hotel

***2 Dates Available***

Tuesday 04 April to Friday 07 April 2017

***3 Spaces available***

And

Tuesday 25 April to Friday 28 April 2017

*** Only 1 Space remaining ***

The magnificent Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown on Spey
The magnificent Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown on Spey

Tuesday

Arriving on Tuesday afternoon settle into your room before enjoying your exquisite evening meal in the beautiful dining room prior to perhaps a few nightcaps in the Hotels “Capercaillie” bar.

Be sure to get a good nights sleep though as the tour starts early tomorrow morning!

Wednesday

Pectoral Sandpiper

Pectoral Sandpiper

Today we are on a “Big Day” where we visit as many  locations, habitats and migrant hotspots as possible in 9 hours. This really is a highly entertaining day with the added goal of trying to break the Birding Ecosse record of 74 species in a day.  Be prepared for a full on, no holds barred great days birding!

 

Thursday

Ptarmigan on Cairngorm, summer 2014

Ptarmigan on Cairngorm.

Today is a more relaxed day after the excitement of yesterdays “Big Day” and we can take in some species that would have taken just too long to connect with.  So we are on a trip up Cairngorm on the Funicular to search for Ptarmigan, that will be in transition plumage at this time of year, all the while keeping an ear and eye out for early Returning Ring Ouzel.

After the high tops we are off to the Marshes looking for our target birds Marsh and hen Harriers, a great way to end your midweek trip to the Scottish Highlands.

 Friday

Give yourself a treat!  Enjoy a long lie before you head down for your last breakfast at the Grant Arms. Sit back and enjoy the memories of the past two full days birding in the glorious Scottish Highlands, and start planning your next trip North!

***All this for only £445 per person!***

So what is included?:

Three nights full board at the Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown on Spey.

Delicious packed Lunch on Wednesday and Thursday.

Tea/Coffee morning and afternoon Wednesday and Thursday.

All transport on outings

All guiding fees.

Use of binoculars if required.

Whats not included:

Drinks at hotel

Personal insurance

Items of a personal nature

No deposit required, however the full amount of your weekend must be paid at least two weeks prior to start date

Interested?  Then please feel free to contact Birding Ecosse for more information or to book your place.

Please note, spaces are very limited so book early to avoid disappointment