September 2016 – Midweek

Treat yourself to a

 Midweek Highland getaway

With Birding Ecosse and The Grant Arms Hotel

 

 ***2 Dates Available***

(  Two dates, two sets of locations!  Scroll down for second dates.)

 

Tues 06 September to Fri 9 September 2016

 

**** Only 2 Spaces remaining****

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

 

Tuesday 06 September 2016

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!

Wednesday 07 September 2016

MV Seaforth, you new floating bird hide!

MV Seaforth, you new floating bird hide!

A Pelagic Special!

An exciting day ahead as we head over to Ullapool to catch the Ferry across to Stornoway. Witness pelagic birds close up, Manx  and Sooty Shearwaters, Storm Petrels, Skuas and Divers, Puffins and Black Guillemots are all up for grabs.  (please note we do not spend time in Stornoway, it is purely a pelagic trip)

Culinary highlight of the trip? A fantastic special hot chocolate with whipped cream whilst watching seabirds!

Target Birds for today: Manx and Sooty Shearwaters, Storm Petrels, All the Skuas, Puffin.

 

Thursday 08 September 2016

Golden eagle by David Burliegh

Golden eagle by David Burliegh

Highland Bird experience.

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.

 Friday 09 September 2016

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 £435 per person!***

 

Mid week Special, take two!

 

*** Tuesday 27 September  –  Friday 30 September 2016***

 

***2 Spaces Remaining***

Tuesday 27 September 2016

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!

Wednesday 28 September 2016

MV Seaforth, you new floating bird hide!

MV Seaforth, you new floating bird hide!

A Pelagic Special!

An exciting day ahead as we head over to Ullapool to catch the Ferry across to Stornoway. Witness pelagic birds close up, Manx  and Sooty Shearwaters, Storm Petrels, Skuas and Divers, Puffins and Black Guillemots are all up for grabs.  (please note we do not spend time in Stornoway, it is purely a pelagic trip)

Culinary highlight of the trip? A fantastic special hot chocolate with whipped cream whilst watching seabirds!

Target Birds for today: Manx and Sooty Shearwaters, Storm Petrels, All the Skuas, Puffin.

Thursday 29 September 2016

Yellow Browed Warbler, a real possibility on todays trip.

The migration season starts!

 Today we head North to the migrant hotspots.

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 2016 reveal?

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

 Friday 30 September 2016

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 £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 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