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Breeding Birds of the Highlands

Join us in May and June for a foray into the wilds of Glenshee and the Cairngorms. 



This high speed, two day tour is a fantastic way to get a feel for the buzz that comes over the highlands in spring. With the warming weather and migration in full-swing, thousands of birds return to hills.

We'll begin the trip on a high, heading up into the hills in search of returning ring ouzel, skylark, wheatear, and dotterel. Resident species such as ptarmigan - now in its breeding plumage - snow bunting, siskin, crossbill, and golden eagle are also possible. Along the roadside there will be breeding waders, curlew and oystercatcher in abundance, common sandpipers sulk on the loch-sides, and gold plover on the high ground. Allowing our feet to recover we head into the newly leafed woodlands of the valleys, here we expect returning tree pipit, wood warblers and pied and spotted flycatchers. Early risers will be treated to fabulous views of lekking black grouse at one of our two sites (both visible without disturbance).

In addition to the fabulous bird-life we will be keeping a spare eye open for red squirrels, pine marten, and red, roe and fallow deer.


Dates for next year will be confirmed in December 

 

Price: TBC