November 2016 Weekend

 

 A Highland Weekend getaway

With Birding Ecosse and The Grant Arms Hotel

 

Thursday 17 November to Monday 21 November 2016

Full

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 17 November 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 18 November 2016

Crested Tit

Crested Tit

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.

Saturday 19 November 2016

Sleeping Long Tailed Duck (Male)

Sleeping Long Tailed Duck (Male)

From long sandy beaches to rocky shores, 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.

Sunday 20 November 2016

Greater Yellowlegs

Greater Yellowlegs

Away up North!

On this full day tour we head North to the beautiful and historic areas of Brora, Golpsie and Loch Fleet. A fantastic area for Sea-duck, Grebes and Divers. Add to that Twite and a great selection of waders it really is an ideal way to boost your bird list.

Target Birds for the day: Greenshank, Twite, Purple Sandpipers, Long Tailed Duck, Slavonian Grebes.

Monday 21 November

 

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 three 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