November 2017 – Midweek

 

 A Highland Midweek getaway

With Birding Ecosse and The Grant Arms Hotel

 

***Two mid weeks dates are available***

(scroll to bottom of page for second set of dates and locations)

 

Tuesday 31 October  to Friday 03 November 2017

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

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

 Tuesday 

Arriving on Tuesday afternoon why not settle in with a small dram in the  Hotels Caprcaillie Bar before  you sit down to enjoy your first meal in the beautiful Dining Room.

Wednesday 

Red Grouse

Red Grouse

The “Highland Bird” experience

On this full day tour we visit a variety of habitats including beautiful Scottish Lochs (complete with picturesque ruined castle)  Ancient Scottish Woodland, Mountain and stunning valleys in search of Eagles, Crested Tit and Ptarmigan

Target birds for today: Red Grouse. Crested Tit, Ptarmigan, Golden and White Tailed eagle.

Thursday

Common Eider

Common Eider

A trip “across the water” to the mystical Black Isle on this full day tour. Look for Dolphins and Porpoises alongside the Sea Duck and Divers. Witness mass waders roosts and visit one of the best hides in the Highlands.

Target Birds for today: Scaup, Slavonian Grebe, Greenshank, Long Tailed Duck, Red Kite

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 three full days birding in the glorious Scottish Highlands, and start planning your next trip North!

***All this for only £435 per person!***

 

 

 *** Further dates***

 

Tuesday 21 November – Friday 24 November 2017

Tuesday 

Arriving on Tuesday afternoon why not settle in with a small dram in the  Hotels Caprcaillie Bar before  you sit down to enjoy your first meal in the beautiful Dining Room.

 Wednesday

Great Northern Diver

Great Northern Diver

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.

Target birds for today: Long Tailed Duck. Velvet and Common Scoter, Purple Sandpipers

Thursday

Golden Eagle by David Burleigh

Golden Eagle by David Burleigh

On this full day tour we visit a variety of habitats including beautiful Scottish Lochs, Mountain and stunning Valleys in search of Eagles,  and Ptarmigan.

Target Birds for today: Black and Red Grouse, Golden and White tailed eagle, Ptarmigan

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 three full days birding in the glorious Scottish Highlands, and start planning your next trip North!

***All this for only £435 per person!***

So what is included?:

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