October 2015 – Mid Week

*******Migration Special******

Treat yourself to a

 Midweek Highland getaway

With Birding Ecosse and The Grant Arms Hotel

Tuesday 10 to Friday 13 October 2017

****Only 2 Spaces left****

And

Tuesday 27 to Friday 30 October 2015

**** Only one space left****

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

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

This is a very special time of year to visit the Highlands, Moray and Nairn and taking advantage of our fantastic and varied habitats this weekend will concentrate on any migrants hitting our shores.

With this in mind the itinerary below is purely a guideline, so expect short notice alterations as we “chase the rarities” a very exciting couple of days are in the offing and a great way to increase your year and life list!    

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!

Yellow Browed Warbler, a real possibility on todays trip.

Yellow Browed Warbler, a real possibility on todays trip.

Wednesday

Today we head North to the migrant hotspots of Portmahomack and Tarbat Ness.

The remote location of these areas are a magnet not only to Skuas, Diver and Grebes, but also for any passerine passing through as it provides a quick fuelling station after their long flight over the North sea.

One 2014 Highlight included three individual Yellow Browed Warblers!  What will 2015 reveal?  

Target birds for today?  Yellow Browed Warbler, Long Tailed and Pomarine Skua.

Pectoral Sandpiper

Pectoral Sandpiper

 Thursday

A guided walk through the dunes and scrub at Findhorn. We will be looking for newly arrived migrants  and trying to find a tasty morsel to replenish their body fat.  Add to that the Seaducks, Waders and Divers on the Moray Firth hotspots such as Lossiemouth Estuary and Spey Bay it really is a fantastic area to rack up a great days total.

Target Birds for today: Passerines filtering through the Gorse and Marram grass of the dune system. Seaducks and Divers on the Moray Firth

  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 £425 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 on 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