Tour At A Glance

Cost:

1399.00

Deposit:

350.00

Single Room Supplement:

150.00

Tour Code:

Fairly intensive, with daylight hours maximised and a lot of walking on North Ronaldsay [6 miles+ per day]

Group Size:

Seven plus leaders

Dotterel Short-eared Owl Slavonian Grebe Golden Plover Snow Bunting Wryneck White-billed Diver

Orkney - Spring in the Northern Isles

Date: 26th May - 2nd June 2019 - [ONE PLACE - GUARANTEED DEPARTURE]
Leaders: Jason Moss & Andy Mitchell

Introduction

 

Red-backed Shrike by Ian Cunningham

 

This exciting new itinerary to the Orkney archipelago offers a fantastic island birding experience during the peak of the Northern spring migration. Visiting the migration outpost of North Ronaldsay and staying for three nights at the Bird Observatory, we will also spend time birding on Mainland Orkney and many of its smaller islands searching for its breeding specialities. Divers, raptors and seabirds feature highly as we birdwatch amid some of the most spectacular scenery in the British Isles, and around some of its most fascinating historical and archeological sites. Breeding Hen Harriers sweeping across coastal moorland, cliffs thronged with breeding auks, Great Northern Divers in full breeding plumage in secluded bays and that unexpected rarity from east or west, skulking along a stone dyke at the end of an exhilarating day searching for migrant birds – this is British birding at its very best. Your tour leaders will be Andy Mitchell assisted by an Oriole Birding leader and you can expect to see around 100 species.

 

 

 

All photographs copyright Ian Cunningham

 

 

 

 

 

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