Raptor Week – Eagles, Hawks and Harriers
Availability: Fully booked
Dates: 19 Jun - 26 Jun 2021
Full cost: £1,445 per person, Fully inclusive, no single supplement.
Deposit required now: 250 per person
This week will focus on finding the Highlands’ Birds of Prey. We will visit a range of habitats, each one suited to a specific array of raptors. Led by Aigas Staff Naturalist, Ben Jones, this week-long programme will take you from the rugged West Coast to the huge expanses of blanket bog in the north, looking for species such as White-Tailed Eagle, Hen Harrier and, of course, the iconic Golden Eagle. We will also spend closer to home, exploring the Aigas estate and neighbouring glens. Evening walks will be led around the estate in search of tawny and barn owl, as well as to our tree-top hide which overlooks a moorland feeding station where red kites and buzzards are often seen.
This programme will focus on spending plenty of time out of the vehicles, searching at specific locations for birds of prey. The Swarovski scopes provided each day along with Swarovski binoculars available to hire will ensure you get the best views possible. All you will need is a keen eye to help spot and some patience.
Raptors we aim to see:
Golden Eagle, White-Tailed Eagle, Hen Harrier, Osprey, Red Kite, Peregrine Falcon, Kestrel, Merlin, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Tawny Owl and Barn Owl
19 Jun - 26 Jun 2021