ITIN­ER­ARY

Bird Watching (UK) - - Bird The World -

DAY 1: Satur­day – wel­come, dinner and brief­ing. Don’t for­get our cour­tesy col­lec­tion ser­vice from Aviemore.

DAY 2: Sun­day – a morn­ing in the Aber­nethy For­est to look for Crested Tit and Scot­tish (Par­rot) Cross­bill, plus Osprey, Dip­per, Gold­en­eye, Red Grouse, Black­throated Diver, Lesser Red­poll, Pere­grine, a host of breed­ing waders and Slavo­nian Grebe.

DAY 3: Mon­day – op­tional early start to see Black Grouse at the lek, then north to ex­plore coastal haunts, to see a range of breed­ing birds in­clud­ing Osprey, Eider, Goosander, Com­mon Scoter, Red-throated Diver, Corn Bunting, and Grey Par­tridge.

DAY 4: Tues­day – we head west, look­ing for Black Grouse, Black Guille­mot, Com­mon Seal and Hooded Crow as we go, to Mull to find White-tailed Eagle and Golden Eagle, found here at their high­est den­si­ties in the UK, plus Hen Harrier and Short-eared Owl.

DAY 5: Wed­nes­day – at this time our pri­vate es­tate wood­lands of­ten pro­duce hen Caper­cail­lie, and cock birds are more ac­tive now, too.

DAY 6: Thurs­day – a full day on the scenic Cairn­gorm plateau, as we look for Ptarmi­gan and Dot­terel, both per­haps with young. Snow Bunting may also be seen.

DAY 7: Fri­day – of­ten a round-up day, OR we'll head to the West Coast, for White-tailed Eagle, Golden Eagle, Hooded Crow, Twite and Cuckoo, plus breed­ing plumage Great Northern Diver and Black Guille­mot.

DAY 8: Satur­day – break­fast and de­par­ture. Don’t for­get our cour­tesy re­turn ser­vice to Aviemore. For a full itin­er­ary, visit bird­watch­ing.co.uk/high­land­sreader­hol­i­day

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