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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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Sutherland and Speyside

To the top of Scotland. Two centre holiday with minibus transport based at our converted “steading” in Speyside and a small hotel in Sutherland. Auks, skuas and divers galore. Walking generally easy.

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Dates 17-27 June 2017
Prices £1795pp (£150 single supp)

Leaders Julian Sykes and Simon Pawsey

Day 1 Arrive in Glen Feshie, 5 nights at the Steading
Days 2-5 Wildlife and birdwatching exploration throughout Speyside including, Abernethy Forest, Dava Moor, the Moray Firth coast and the Cairngorms
Day 6 Journey through stunning scenery to Sutherland, birdwatching enroute 4 nights at The Rhiconich Hotel
Days 7-9 Wildlife and birdwatching exploration around Sutherland including a visit to Handa Island
Day 10 Return to Speyside for overnight stay 1 night at The Rowan Tree Hotel.
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 Mixture of sun and showers (10°-25°C)
Insects Biting midges can occasionally be a nuisance by lochs and shores
Meals All included from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 11
Accom The Steading - double, twin and single ensuite and non ensuite rooms. The Rhiconich Hotel and The Rowan Tree Hotel - double, twin and single rooms all ensuite.
Boats Our boat trip to Handa Island is over sheltered waters and lasts 15 mins.
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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