December 2016 Weekend

 A Highland Weekend getaway

With Birding Ecosse and The Grant Arms Hotel

 

Thursday 08  December 2016 to Monday 12 December 2016

 

 The magnificent Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown on Spey

The magnificent Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown on Spey

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

Thursday 08 December 2016

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 09 December 2016

Great Northern Diver

Great Northern Diver

Today we head off over the Kessock Bridge to the mysterious land of the Black Isle and Beyond, Waders, Sea Duck, Divers and perhaps Dolphins and Porpoises.

 Target birds for today: Scaup,  Slavonian Grebe,Red Throated, Black Throated and Great Northern Diver, Red Kite and a whole host of waders.

 Saturday 10 December 2016

Red Grouse

Red Grouse

The “Highland Bird” experience

On this full day tour we visit a variety of habitats including Ancient Scottish Woodland, Mountain and stunning valleys in search of Eagles, Crested Tit and Ptarmigan.

Target Birds for today: Crested Tit, Crossbill, Ptarmigan, Golden and White Tailed Eagles.

 Sunday 11 December 2016

Purple Sandpiper

Purple Sandpiper

 

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, Purple Sandpiper, Long Tailed Duck, Common and Velvet Scoter.

Monday 12 December 2016

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 £540 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