Planned Trips

 Upcoming trips

To book any of the trips listed below please contact us.

 Booking is essential as places are limited a maximum of three (no limit on guided walks. 

Planned Trips April – July 2017

Welcome to the new “planned trips” mailing from Birding Ecosse, as I sit here typing this newsletter the first Sand Martins, Swallows and House Martins are just arriving on the English South Coast and give it two weeks they will soon be gracing our skies all the way up here in the Highlands, it really is a brilliant time of year, whether you are a complete novice or an experienced birder spring is always an exciting season.

We do have a few spaces left on upcoming trips (see below) but bookings have been brisk and the few remaining slots are going quick so to avoid bone crushing disappointment please don’t delay in getting in touch!

Look forward to talking to you soon!


Saturday 06 May 2017

*** 1 Space left ***

Yellow Browed Warbler, a real possibility on todays trip.

Today we head North to a migrant Hot Spot, last year it turned up no less than three Yellow Browed Warblers, Lesser Whitethroat and a host of common migrants. The area also boasts some fantastic sea watching so we will be keeping our eyes peeled for some unusual Shearwaters, Skuas and Gulls!

Pick up 0800 – drop off 1700
Price £95 per person

 Sunday 07 May 2017
*** 1 Space left ***

Black Throated Diver

Today we stay inland, once again searching for newly arrived migrants and breeding residents returning to their breeding grounds, like the Black Throated Diver pictured above. The local Slavonian Grebes should be back on a local fishing lochan, and by booking in  at the Grant Arms Hotel you get exclusive use of the BWWCs very own hide, be prepared for some stunning views!  Finally a trip to Raptor valley should not only provide views of Golden Eagle, but we may be lucky enough to catch up wth a newly arrived Ring Ouzel.
Pick up 0800 – drop off 1700
Price £95 per person

Monday 30 May 2017

*** Full ***

The Big Day

The Big Day Tour
On this full day tour we take in most of the habitats the area has to offer trying to set a new Birding Ecosse day total record! From ancient Caledonian forests to Mountain tops, Lochs and Moorland to coastal estuary, this really is ideal day to achieve an excellent all round list of birds and see a lot of the local scenery.
Pick up 0800 – drop off 1700
Price £95 per person

Wednesday 28 June 2017

*** Full ***

Puffin

Handa

A visit to the Isle of Handa today, birdwatching Nirvana! A short boat trip across from the mainland should give up good views of Black Guillemot and the first look at the Great and Arctic Skuas that will be the target birds for this trip.

Handa has quite a long uphill walk to get to the Puffin colony, so stout footwear and a basic level of fitness is required for this trip.

Pick up 0730 – drop off 1900
Price £115 per person

 Thursday 29 June 2017
*** 2 Space left ***

Sub adult Gannet

Seabird City!

Join Birding Ecosse on this full day tour to the fantastic spectacle of Troup Head, Scotlands only mainland breeding colony of Gannets. Enjoy a gentle walk out to the colony to witness the sights, sounds and smells of a true seabird city. Guillemots, Razorbills and Puffins add to the list for the day with the added possibility of Dolphins.  A truly great day out!

Pick up 0800– drop off 1700
Price £95 per person


All July trips are now full, sorry!


Fantastic Featured Trip

Saturday 09 to Friday 15 September 2017

One of the raptor viewpoints we will visit on the Spain 2017 trip
Migration time in Southern Spain
**** Only one double/twin room left ****

Spain in September, beautiful weather, fantastic birds and the stunning scenery make this a trip of a lifetime. This small group trip will take in some of the major birding hotspots that Amazing Andalucía has to offer,  Black Wheatears and Blue Rock Thrush of the high tops, Griffon Vultures circling high in the clear azure blue sky, The scare White Headed Duck in a reserve right next to our hotel, plus a myriad of warders and song birds migrating through will make for a highly entertaining six days.  The use of an experienced local guide/driver ensures we will be in the best possible locations at the ultimate time for connecting with the species. So with only one double/twin  room left don’t delay! 
For more details please see http://birdingecosse.co.uk/spain-2017/

And so that ends this months planned trips, if you have any queries on any of these trips then please feel free to contact us on birdingecosse@hotmail.co.uk or for other dates please see birdingecosse.co.uk

Looking forward to talking to you.

Dave

Have you checked out the Birding Ecosse Blog? Keep up to date with what is happening and what people are saying about their recent  trips.  Why not call in at http://birdingecosse.co.uk/birding-ecosse-blog/ and see what we have been up to.

 

Have you checked out the Birding Ecosse Blog? Keep up to date with what is happening and what people are saying about their recent  trips.  Why not call in at http://birdingecosse.co.uk/blogspot/ and see what we have been up to.