February 2017 – Midweek

February 2017 Mid Week

 A Highland Midweek getaway

With Birding Ecosse and The Grant Arms Hotel

Tuesday 31 January to Friday 03 February 2017

*** Sorry this tour is now Full***

And

Tuesday 21 February to Friday 24 February 2017

*** Only two spaces 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

Ptarmigan Male

Stunning Male Ptarmigan

It’s mountain day today (done the easy way!) After visiting a local pine forest looking for one of the Scottish classics, the Crested  Tit, 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, Crested Tit, Golden and White Tailed Eagle.

 Thursday

Sleeping Long Tailed Duck (Male)

A sleepy Long Tailed Duck

From long sandy beaches to rocky shore, the shallow waters of the Moray Firth hold a fantastic variety of birds. Purple Sandpipers camouflaged against the sea weed strewn rocks, flights of Knot and Dunlin swirling around over a flat calm sea. Long Tailed Ducks, Common and Velvet Scoters lounging just off shore and the whole range of Divers are on offer, a quick visit to a beautiful inland loch will add freshwater duck to the days total  and our final stop will be at a local spot in search of some elusive white winged gulls.

Todays target species: Velvet and Common Scoter, Long Tailed Duck, Purple Sandpiper, Red Throated, Black Throated and Great Northern Divers.

 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 £435 per person!***

*** Early Bird booking price of only £380 per person!***

So what is included?:

Pick up in hotel reception 0830 on Wednesday morning. Drop off each evening at around 1630.

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 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