Spring Birds with Mark Cocker
Availability: Fully booked
Dates: 24 Apr - 01 May 2021
Full cost: £1,445 per person, Fully inclusive. No single supplement.
Deposit required now: 250 per person
This Spring Birds programme will be led by guest group leader, naturalist and author Mark Cocker, whose expert knowledge is an asset to guests looking for extra interpretation of the environment and habitats encountered whilst walking through the Scottish Highlands with Aigas. For more information on Mark visit his website here.
The spring bird programme offers early morning visits to watch lekking black grouse at our local RSPB reserve. We bid farewell to thousands of pink-footed and greylag geese, ducks and waders and welcome back ospreys, cuckoos, wheatears, whinchats and many other summering birds. The coast will be bustling with wildfowl and waders while the woods and moorland will echo with bird song.
Tits, finches, chats and warblers are all showing wonderfully well in breeding plumage, just before the burst of leaves in the trees. With luck we could see large numbers of long-tailed duck close inshore and get good views of elusive species such as hen harrier, purple sandpiper and twite.
24 Apr - 01 May 2021