October 2020 – Midweek


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

 Treat yourself to a

 Midweek Highland getaway

With Birding Ecosse and The Grant Arms Hotel

New dates

Tuesday 06 to Friday 09 Oct 2020

**** 2 Spaces Available****


Tuesday 27 to Friday 30 Oct 2020

 **** 2 Spaces available****


The magnificent Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown on Spey


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!


RSPB Loch of Strathbeg

Today we head off to one of the flagship RSPB reserves in Scotland, RSPB Loch Of Strathbeg, hotspot at this time of year for migrants big and small! Yellow Browed Warblers, various waders up to Cranes and White Storks! All have been recorded at Strathbeg. Add to that the masses of Geese Swans and Ducks it really is a great day out (plus we get to use some bird hides, quite a rarity up here!)

Pectoral Sandpiper

The view from the main hide.

Heading to Fen Hide – Chances of Bittern?


Tarbat Ness – Portmahomack and RSPB Nigg Bay.

A beautiful day at Tarbat Ness  (as modeled by Irene)

One of our coastline premier migrant hotspots, Yellow Browed Warblers, Red Flanked Bluetails, Barred Warblers have all been seen in recent years. Nearby Portmahomack bay is a haven for winter ducks, large rafts of Common Scoter loaf about offshore, surely a Surf Scoter is long overdue.

Final stop is the stunning RSPB Nigg Bay, a great area for Pintail, Geese by the thousands and waders in the scrape behind the hide.

A truly brilliant day out!



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 £485 per person!***

So what is included?:

3 nights Full board at the Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown on Spey.

2 Full days Birding.

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 trip must be paid at least four weeks prior to start date (preferably by bank transfer)

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