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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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Solway Firth

Bird watching holiday in the internationally important, but relatively undiscovered, area around Caerlaverock, Loch Ryan and the Nith Estuary on the Solway Firth which offers huge flocks of Barnacle Geese plus Pink-footed and Greenland White-fronted Geese, Whooper Swan, Hen Harrier, waders, ducks and much more. The Red Kite feeding station is a must! Staying in a comfortable inn. Short easy walks and minibus transport.

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Dates 21 - 28 October 2017
Prices £1,495pp (£100 single supp)

Leader Duncan Macdonald and Roy Atkins

Day 1 Arrive in Castle Douglas in time for our evening meal, followed by a chat about our plans for the coming week.
Day 2-7 Wildlife and birdwatching exploration including Caerlaverock WWT Reserve, Ken-Dee Marshes RSPB Reserve, Cairnsmore of Fleet NNR and Red Kite feeding station. One evening looking for wildlife with night-vision equipment.
Day 8 After breakfast we shall say our farewells.

Weather The weather can vary enormously at this time of year. Typically we can expect a mixture of sunshine and showers with temperatures in the range 0-15ºC. Some sites are exposed, so wind will be a factor.
Walking We shall walk on a variety of wide and narrow paths, generally in good condition. Some walking will be on boardwalk and some will be on rough coastline. Walking boots are recommended.
Meals All included from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 8
Insects Not a problem.
Accom A comfortable former Coaching Inn offering 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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