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Idyllic Islay

Date: Saturday 17th February - Thursday 22nd February 2018

Join us for an inexpensive winter birding break on the idyllic island of Islay to see its famous flocks of geese as well as eagles, harriers, choughs, seals and otters.

We will be staying for 5 nights just outside of Bowmore in a comfortable lodge with en-suite rooms, peat fires and moorland views where Hen Harriers can be seenThe lodge has 5 twin bedrooms and a spacious living area with TV, DVD player and open fireplace. You will be catered for by us with breakfast, a packed lunch and home-cooked evening meal. Special diets will be catered for – please advise when booking.

We will spend our days driving round the island looking for places to stop and watch wildlife   as   well   as   using hides   and   taking   leisurely   walks   on   the   RSPB’s  Loch Gruinart and Oa Nature Reserves. We will also drop into  Machir Bay  to take a walk along this stunning white sandy beach. A slight detour to visit one of the many whisky distilleries can be arranged for those who are whisky aficionados, whilst the rest of us look for otters and divers.

Target Species: Hen Harrier, Raven, Chough, Golden Eagle, White-tailed Eagle, Barnacle and White-fronted Goose, Diver species, Black Guillemot, Slavonian Grebe, Twite, Otter, Common Seal and Grey Seal.

Price is £390.00 per person sharing a twin room or £450.00 for single room occupancy.

What is included: All meals including packed lunches, all transport from pick up/drop off points (Crieff area) and whilst on the island, Ferry crossing from Kennacraig.

What is not included: Alcohol, meals taken locally, any distillery tour fees.

Have a look at our video for a taste of what to expect, video edited by Mousehole Films

Please complete the enquiry form for further information.

See 2017's interactive trip report.

 

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