For Beginners

Here at Birding Ecosse we understand that not everyone is an expert, and booking onto an organised day tour, birding holiday or guided walk may be a daunting thought.  Well no need to worry as we have the following options available to you, or even as a gift for someone you may know wanting to start out in this fantastic hobby.

What is even better you do not even have to own any equipment. We have some excellent binoculars for you to borrow and try our two top quality Spotting Scopes, one straight, one angled so you can decide which set up you prefer, we even give you your own checklist and pencil to record the birds you see so you can follow them up after the day in the field. ( all the above at no extra charge)

Beginners day trips:  A fantastic introduction to the world of birds. Starting the day with a brief explanation and instruction on the kit we will be using we will head off visiting a variety of habitats. Covering aspects such as fieldcraft and welfare of the birds we will expect to see upwards of 60 species! What a way to start out on this truly fantastic hobby!  All you need to bring is a packed lunch and an open mind.

Price for Beginners day trip £95 per person. (min of two people – max 4 people)

One to one:  Book a bespoke “beginners guide to birding” guided walk.

Choose from a variety of habitats and get personal tuition on the main aspects of birding, ranging from buying optics, how to use optics, what equipment you really need (and it is a lot less than you think!) An introduction to Basic Field craft and finally a guided walk putting it all into practice in an easy, no jargon, relaxed way, remember it is a hobby! And finally a complimentary Checklist to keep note of the Species we have seen.

At the end of walk we will even have a cup of tea/coffee (and choccie biccie)

Price for one to one is just £35 per guided walk. (beginners guide and walk will last around two hours)

Beginners guided walks:  Join a small group of like minded people, all beginners to the birding world.  We cover all the same points as above with the added benefit of more eyes looking for the birds!  (please contact Birding Ecosse for available dates)

Price for the beginners guided walks are £15 per person. (Max of 6 per Guided Walk, each session will last around two hours)

So no need to feel intimidated just contact us and let an amazing new chapter in your life begin.

Welcome to the fantastic world of Birding!

Good Birding

Dave