Speyside Birdwatching in Scottish Highlands
This 5-day Speyside Birding Tour is a relaxed-paced trip available as a set-departure tour where you can expect to see around 110 species of bird and approximately 10 mammal species. During this Speyside birdwatching tour, we will be looking for charismatic birds and exciting mammals in the very best birdwatching and wildlife watching areas on this exciting birdwatching holiday in the dramatic Scottish Highlands.
On our guided Speyside Birding Tour of the stunning Scottish Highlands, we will visit some of the most renowned birdwatching and wildlife-watching sites in Britain. We will look for the elusive Capercaillie in the ancient Caledonian pine forests where iconic Crested Tits are also resident and red squirrels are regularly encountered. We visit beautiful and majestic valleys to look for charismatic Golden Eagles, where we may also see large numbers of red deer. We will visit Cairngorm Mountain where we admire the spectacular views, clouds permitting, and may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the enigmatic Ptarmigan.
We may be able to include an evening in a wildlife hide where badgers regularly come in to feed and with luck perhaps a pine martin will put in an appearance too. We may also visit a nearby estuary where bottlenose dolphins are regularly seen very close inshore as they chase the fish in the shallow waters. There is so much wildlife to enjoy each day on our Speyside birdwatching tour.
We know you will love the area of Speyside with its rugged scenery and spectacular wildlife. We will be staying in a lovely, traditional hotel which we use regularly on our guided birding holidays in the Scottish Highlands. It has very comfortable rooms and offers excellent breakfasts and evening meals focusing on local produce. And as we know first-hand, the bar also has a wonderful selection of single malt whiskies from around Speyside and beyond, so we may enjoy a wee dram or two in the evening as we catch up on our checklist of Speyside birds!
Speyside Birding and Scottish Highlands Tour Highlights inlcude:
- Looking for Crested Tits in the ancient Caledonian Pine Forests
- Visiting the impressive Cairngorm Mountain where we look for its iconic wildlife
- Spending time in a beautiful Scottish Glen, home of the majestic Golden Eagle
- Close encounters with badgers and with luck a pine marten at a wildlife viewing hide
- Sampling the finest single malt Scotch Whiskies in the bar at our comfortable hotel
For more exciting birdwatching and mammal watching please take a look at our Isle of Mull Bird Watching and Mammals Tour, Scotland which we also offer.
Alternative Tour Name: The Best of the Scottish Highlands Guided Birdwatching Trip