August 2018 – Weekend

 

 A Highland Weekend getaway

With Birding Ecosse and The Grant Arms Hotel

 

Thursday 09 August  to Monday 13 August 2018

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

Join Birding Ecosse for a long weekend at the luxurious Grant Arms Hotel situated in Grantown on Spey, deep in the Scottish Highlands

Thursday

Arriving on Thursday why don’t you settle in by enjoying a few local brews in the hotels Capercaillie Bar  before sitting down to enjoy your first meal in the beautiful Dining Room.

Friday

Udale Bay

Udale Bay

A trip “across the water” to the mystical Black Isle  and surrounding area on this full day tour. Look for Dolphins and Porpoises alongside the Sea Duck and Divers and Grebes. Visit a Red Kite Feeding station, get close up and personal with Slavonian Grebes and visit one of the best hides in the Highlands.

Pick up at 0800 – Drop off 1700

Saturday

Ptarmigan

Ptarmigan

It’s mountain day today (done the easy way!) After visiting the hotels exclusive hide in search of one of the Scottish classics the Slavonian Grebe, we head to the mountain tops in search of another iconic bird the Ptarmigan.  After lunch it is off to Eagle country and the possibility of both Golden and White Tailed Eagle.  Add to this Mountain Hare, Red Deer and Feral Goats it really is a brilliant full day in the field.
Target birds for the day: Ptarmigan, Slavonian Grebe, Golden and White Tailed Eagle.

Pick up 0800 – Drop off 1700

Sunday

Bowfiddle Rock

Out before breakfast to visit a local Black Grouse Lek, listen to the haunting Bubbling cooing call as the male “struts his stuff” in the hope of attracting a mate, we then return to the hotel for a celebratory breakfast before setting out to visit the Southern side of the Moray Firth.  Habitats we will visit include River Estuary, Freshwater Loch and a variety of coastal habitats.

Target Birds for today: Black and Red Grouse, Gannet, Kittiwake, Sandwich Tern, Arctic, Common and Little Terns.

Pick up 0600 – Drop off 1700

Monday

 

Crested Tit

Crested Tit

Treat yourself to a long lie and a final luxurious breakfast before making your way home, perhaps stopping off at the hotels on feeding station in Anagach woods to see the cheeky wee Crested Tit?

***All this for only £575 per person!***

So what is included?:

Full board at the Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown on Spey.

Delicious packed Lunch on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Tea/Coffee morning and afternoon Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

All transport on outings (pick up/drop off may be possible from Aviemore Railway Station or Inverness Airport, please call to discuss, this will incur an additional  charge)

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 four 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