BOOST YOUR #MY200BIRDYEAR LIST WITH A TRIP TO THE HIGHLANDS
Run by wildlife holiday company Heatherlea and based at its own three-star hotel in Nethy Bridge, Speyside, you’ll be taken to look for all the species that make Scotland a unique birdwatching location in the UK, with the help of Bird Watching assistant editor Mike Weedon and Heatherlea’s expert guides. Top birds include Capercaillie, Crested Tit, Golden Eagle, White-tailed Eagle, Scottish Crossbill, Ptarmigan, Snow Bunting and Dotterel, Red- and Black-throated Divers in breeding plumage, and Slavonian Grebe in its own glorious breeding finery. Included is a day trip to Mull, allowing you to get great views of both eagle species, plus Black Guillemot, Hooded Crow and Hen Harrier, and throughout the trip, there’ll also be the chance to see the likes of Black and Red Grouse, Twite, and Corn Bunting, plus many other species, such as Ring Ouzel, Dipper and Merlin, giving a potential tally of more than 100 species during the week. Other wildlife could include Otters, Red Deer, and Mountain Hare. In between birding, you can relax and enjoy excellent Scottish cuisine at Heatherlea’s hotel. So, sign up today, and expand your birdwatching horizons with Bird Watching and Heatherlea.
The trip takes place between June 17 and 24 and to see a PDF of Bird Watching magazine’s previous coverage of this holiday and to see the trip’s full itinerary visit birdwatching.co.uk/highlandsreaderholiday To book call all 01479 821 248, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit heatherlea.co.uk