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"Seeing Grizzly Bears, Bison and the two wolves really close in the Hayden Valley, what a wow moment!"
Ann Thitchener, Yellowstone Spring 2015

"Birds, Bears, Beaver, Bisons and Beer! Amazing mountain scenery!"
Jenni & Keith Williamson, Yellowstone Spring 2015

"Seeing a bison corpse being devoured by a grizzly bear with a coyote and ravens in attendance and than joined by a bald eagle - pure magic!"

Sonia & Clive Adkin, Yellowstone Spring 2014

The best views we have had of Black Shouldered Kite, Montagus Harrier sky dancing and Spanish Imperial Eaglesand will be remembered forever."
Chris and Andy Mortimer, Extremadura 2015

"There were so many highlights - the gasp from my young son when he put his eye to the telescope and saw the eagle owl with its chick; watching two imperial eagles barking at a vulture as they dive bombed it; watching a male Great bustard displaying and then actually winning his female I could go on and on and on …"
Alex, Jess and Tom Rafinski, Extremadura 2014

"Seeing the Spanish Imperial Eagle, one mobbing a vulture and another with a Genet in its beak."
Alan Willison, Extremadura 2013

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Mull and Speyside Easter

Wildlife watching in Speyside and on Mull - birds and mammals galore! Two centre holiday with minibus transport based at our converted steading in Speyside and guesthouses on Mull, during the spring display and migration season. Looking for Capercaillie, Crested Tit, Scottish Crossbill, Golden Eagle, divers, Pine Martens and Otters. Walking generally easy on paths and tracks, with some more uneven terrain in the mountains.

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Dates 12-22 April 2017
Prices £1,595pp (£150 single supp)

Leaders Craig Round and Duncan Macdonald

Day 1 Arrive at Glen Feshie for 6 nights at The Steading.
Days 2-6 Wildlife and birdwatching exploration around Abernethy Forest, the Moray Firth and the Cairngorms.
Day 7 Journey through stunning scenery, before catching the ferry to Mull. 3 nights at Isle of Mull Hotel.
Days 8-9 Wildlife exploration on Mull.
Day 10 Ferry back to mainland then drive back to Speyside, birdwatching enroute. 1 night at The Steading.
Day 11 Depart after breakfast.

Walking Most walks are 1-2 miles on wide sandy tracks, although there is the possibility of a forest walk of up to 4 miles. Our Cairngorms walk is more steep and uneven but low-level unguided alternatives are available. Walking boots will be needed on the holiday.
Weather Varies from cold to warm and sunny, with windy weather regular on the isles (0°-15°C), sun and showers.
Insects Biting insects are unlikely to be a problem.
Meals All included from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 11
Accom Steading - double (ensuite), twin (ensuite) and single (ensuite and non ensuite) rooms.
Isle of Mull Hotel - double, twin and single rooms all ensuite.
Group 12


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CAIRNGORMS NATIONAL PARK BRAND - Increasing quality whilst reducing impact

We've been granted use of this Brand by the Cairngorms National Park Authority. This is only given to those businesses who have agreed to a set of quality standards in respect of their visitor experience, together with a commitment to reducing their impact on the natural environment.

VISIT SCOTLAND - Quality Assurance Scheme - Wildlife Experience

Speyside Wildlife is one of 40 wildlife businesses to be assessed under Visit Scotland's pilot scheme for Wildlife Experiences achieving 4 Star status for our day tours. Watch out for the designation throughout Scotland. We were delighted to receive our letter of confirmation from Visit Scotland so thought we'd share some of it with you here, ''Thank you for participating in the pilot of the new Wildlife Experience Designator within our Quality Assurance Scheme for visitor attractions. Your feedback and contribution to the introduction of this new development has been invaluable and we would like to welcome you as a new member of the Quality Assurance Grading Scheme".


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