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Address: Forres, Scotland
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+44 1309 676720
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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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This guide takes some licking

We spent a very full day with Dave who picked us up at our hotel and we were blessed with some gorgeous Scottish weather. His knowledge of the area and the birds is outstanding... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
Karribubbles
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

We spent a very full day with Dave who picked us up at our hotel and we were blessed with some gorgeous Scottish weather. His knowledge of the area and the birds is outstanding, long distance raptors are difficult to ID for the average birder and we went to places we would never have found on our own. Genuine nice... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Just spent two wonderful days with Dave. Nearly cancelled because of poor weather forecast, but so pleased I didn't. The variable weather provided many different opportunities to see different birds. Highlight was mountain glen covered in snow with Sea Eagle and Golden Eagle flying together chased by two Ravens.

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Thank David191266
Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I went out with Birding Ecosse 3 times over Christmas and New Year twice there were 3 people on the tour but David seems to be able to keep different interests happy. The coffee and cakes went down well in the cold weather and there was some really good birds and other wildlife

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David S, Owner at Birding Ecosse, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words Peter, or should that be Santa? Once again it was great to spend time in your company, and I am fully read up on Polish Mute Swans now! More 

Chippenham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

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 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 26 November 2016

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 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016 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 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 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 

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New Bern, North Carolina
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 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 

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 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 

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1 Thank Peter H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 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 

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