Join Naturalist Journeys on this fun Scotland birding trip deep in the Scottish Highlands. We enjoy seven relaxing nights at the beautiful Mountview Hotel, a perfect and comfortable basecamp from which to explore. Spend time in extensive pine forests in search for songbirds like Crested Tit and Scottish Crossbill. Cruise to Troup Head to see Gannets, Puffins, Black Guillemot, and skuas before looking for shorebirds along the coast. Stroll through rolling mountain scenery looking for the stunning Capercaillie (a lucky find, to be sure) and raptors. Explore Cairngorm plateau, home to stunning scenery, Ptarmigan, and nesting Dotterel. Opt for a culture element and perhaps visit a distillery, a castle, Culloden Battlefield, or even Loch Ness. An optional extension to Mull is also available.

This is Naturalist Journeys’ first trip back to Scotland since 2004; we are so excited for you to join us on this Scotland nature tour.

Tour Highlights

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Photo credits: Banners: Iona Abbey, courtesy Heatherlea; Atlantic Puffin, courtesy Heatherlea; Scotland by Colin White; Loch an Eilei, courtesy Heatherlea; Sound of Mull Sunrise, courtesy Heatherlea; Blue Tit by Sandy Sorkin; Scenic by Dennis Lankford; Dotterel, courtesy Heatherlea; Rock Ptarmigan by Dennis Lankford; Razorbill by Colin White; Puffin by Colin White; Robin by Sandy Sorkin.