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Address: Forres, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1309 676720

Half day and full day bird watching tours throughout the Highlands of...

Half day and full day bird watching tours throughout the Highlands of Scotland. Transport and tour guide provided for all trips. Cost vary however a guide would be £60 for half day and £100 for a full day tour. We look forward to meeting you!

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Another great break with Birding Ecosse

I have just finished my second two-day tour with Dave Slater of Birding Ecosse and once again he provided another memorable experience searching for birds in Scotland. He is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Chippenham, United Kingdom
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have just finished my second two-day tour with Dave Slater of Birding Ecosse and once again he provided another memorable experience searching for birds in Scotland. He is extremely knowledgeable and has great expertise in finding and identifying birds and,equally importantly,is great company and does all he can to ensure you have a great time. Loads of laughs,tea,biscuits,Tunnocks Tea... More 

1 Thank wolftone328
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dave is my kind of birder! I love standing and staring, drinking in the ambience and all aspects of the scenery, just waiting for things to happen and watching avidly when they do.Dave is not one to rush you on to the next thing, to slot up a given number of sightings. He is happy to adapt to your pace,... More 

Thank drmkcook
Halifax, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We returned for our third long weekend with Dave. Again he delivered on all aspects. It may be birding in the title but we wanted to watch an otter and he delivered!so enjoyable, so flexible, if you are interested in birds at any level this experience is highly recommended, whatever your level, you will learn, Dave is a natural teacher... More 

Thank birdwatcherpg
Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

I was bought this experience for my 60th birthday by my children. We are enthusiastic about birds but know very little, Dave was friendly and patient with our lack of knowledge and found bar-tailed godwits on our first day out - a bird which I had wanted to see simply because I love the name! We had 3 fantastic days... More 

Thank Alan J
New Bern, North Carolina
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We booked our two days with Dave 3 months before our 5 week trip to the Highlands. Dave was near the end of our trip, and we had been birding constantly before meeting up with him. Day 1: Dave was 5 minutes early for our pick up, and even arranged a personal errand for us into his schedule. As we... More 

2 Thank michaelcY9549PP
Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
34 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Despite the not so good weather David the guide found lots of interesting wildlife mainly birds including some rarities his GSH kept us happy as did the tea and coffee also the biscuits. If you want something more substantial you have to take it with you. If you don't have your own telescope he has an excellent one I think... More 

Thank Peter H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

A highly enjoyable birding excursion. Dave seems to know every back road in Scotland, and where to find the greatest number and variety of birds. After experiencing a train delay, a late snow storm, and the cancellation of his two other clients, I was afraid that my tour might be in jeopardy. Not even close! Dave called the hotel to... More 

1 Thank Samuel P
Derby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Having just arrived back at the Grant Arms Hotel, after my second full day of birding with Dave Slater of Birding Ecosse, I have to write this review while everything is still fresh in my mind. We have travelled everywhere, from the top of Cairngorm to Cromarty on the Black Isle and have seen about 60 different birds, from Golden... More 

2 Thank Christine P
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

I have just returned from another fantastic birding weekend with Dave of Birding Ecosse (my second trip). Dave's knowledge of birds and the local area is second to none and the three days flew past far too quickly as we visited a range of habitats in the Moray area and then further North. The scenery in this area is awe... More 

2 Thank Valerie L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

Having always had a casual interest in birds, I received a voucher for a half day tour for my birthday..and what an amazing present it turned out to be. First of all, many many thanks to Dave, right from the word go he makes you feel at complete ease. He is an incredibly knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide, as well as... More 

1 Thank benswax

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