Brilliant Birds and Magical Mammals on the Isle of Mull!

Saturday 28th March - Thursday 2nd April 2020,
please email us for details of tour on info@birdwatchingtrips.co.uk

 

Isle of Mull Birdwatching
Please email us on info@birdwatchingtrips.co.uk for details of our March 2020 trip

 

Sea Eagle

Charismatic White-tailed Eagle, almost close enough to touch! Photo courtesy of Mull Charters



Overview

The Isle of Mull has been called the UK's premier wildlife-watching location. Why not join us at this brilliant time of year to visit this wildlife paradise?

The Isle of Mull is rich in raptors, the best place in the UK to enjoy wonderful views of both White-tailed and Golden Eagles along with an excellent chance of seeing Hen Harrier, Short-eared Owl, Peregrine and more. Visiting this beautiful island at this time of year means we have it almost completely to ourselves at a time when wildlife activity is high.

The island is justly famous for its healthy population of otters which we should encounter during our stay. The seas around the island also abound with wildlife from grey seals and minke whales to abundant seabirds. During our stay, weather permitting, we will take a boat trip from the island with Mull Charters to get up close and personal with the White-tailed Eagles, giving ideal photographic opportunities of this charismatic raptor and many of the other seabirds. Expect to see plenty of wildlife during our stay in this magical part of the world.









Otter Mull 9

Itinerary

Day 1:

Our tour starts from our base in North Wales or from an agreed pick-up point en route to Oban. We drive up to Argyll birding on the way and take the ferry over to the Isle of Mull with time for some evening birding on the Isle of Mull. Overnight in our comfortable hotel on the Isle of Mull.


Image right: Close encounter with everybody's favourite: the otter


Days 2-5:

Our itinerary will be governed by the weather and latest bird news. During our time on the island we will explore the best birding sites and respond to bird news as it comes in. We will of course also be keeping our eyes peeled for those special mammal residents including otters. Overnight in our comfortable hotel on the Isle of Mull.

Day 6:

We take the morning ferry from Mull back to the mainland and drive back south, birding along the way. Our tour ends in North Wales or at agreed drop-off points.




Mull view 1


Our trip includes five nights' accommodation on a fully inclusive basis in comfortable ensuite bedrooms, all meals (breakfast, lunch and evening meal)from lunch on Day One through to lunch on Day Six, guiding throughout the trip, transport from and back to agreed pick-up points including ferry crossings, use of our field guides and top-of-the-range telescopes, and an individual checklist of the birds we will be looking for.




Image right: Stunning landscapes on the Isle of Mull





Great Northern Diver Mull 3

During our stay we will be looking for:

Red-throated Diver, Black-throated Diver, Great Northern Diver, Slavonian Grebe, Shag, Greenland White-fronted Goose, Barnacle Goose, Red-breasted Merganser, Goosander, Hen Harrier, Golden Eagle, White-tailed Eagle, Merlin, Peregrine, Red Grouse, Iceland Gull, Woodcock, Curlew, Purple Sandpiper, Golden Plover, Guillemot, Razorbill, Black Guillemot, Rock Dove, Short-eared Owl, Skylark, Rock Pipit, Grey Wagtail, Dipper, Stonechat, Fieldfare, Redwing, Raven, Hooded Crow, Siskin, Twite, Redpoll, Crossbill, Yellowhammer and any other scarce or rare birds that we may encounter.

We will also be looking for Red Deer, Grey Seal, and Otter.

Image right: Great Northern Diver close inshore





Tobermorry Mull
We know you will love the Isle of Mull with its dramatic landscapes, big skies and exiting wildlife. We will be staying in a lovely hotel which offers very comfortable ensuite double and twin rooms and provides excellent breakfasts and evening meals focusing on local produce. We use this hotel regularly on our holidays in this area as it is located on the coast so our birdwatching can start right from the very doorstep.

Drawing on our huge experience of running tours in this area, we visit the best birdwatching sites that the Isle of Mull has to offer. We will also be in touch with the latest birdwatching information to ensure we see as many birds as possible. The pace of the tour will be relaxed as we take our time to enjoy the wonderful birds and mammals in the area.

Image right: Colourful Tobermory




Otter Mull 8

On this small-group guided birdwatching tour, we take a maximum of six participants and two guides, Alan and Ruth, to make sure that everyone receives individual attention and the best possible opportunities to enjoy the all birds that we encounter. At BirdwatchingTrips with The Biggest Twitch, we work hard to ensure that everyone enjoys the best possible guided birdwatching experience.

Image right: You can never have too many otters!



Our guided birdwatching holiday on the Isle of Mull includes five nights’ accommodation in an ensuite double or twin room on a fully inclusive basis (including 5 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 5 evening meals), guided birdwatching throughout the trip, transport in a comfortable minibus during the tour from agreed pick-up points, ferry crossing to and from the Isle of Mull, entrance to all nature reserves, boat trip (weather permitting), use of our field guide and top-of-the-range telescopes, and individual checklists of the birds we will be looking for.




Other Information

The price of this fully-inclusive guided birdwatching holiday is £1525 per person based on two people sharing (sorry but we do have to pass on a single room supplement of £115 for the trip). There will be a maximum of six participants plus your two guides, Alan and Ruth, on this guided birdwatching trip to ensure everyone has the best possible experience. Breakfasts and evening meals will be taken at our hotel while lunches will be enjoyed at local cafes.

The price does not include: personal travel insurance, alcoholic drinks, additional drinks/snacks, travel to and from agreed pick-up points, any items of a personal nature.

To book your place online on our guided birdwatching tour to the Isle of Mull please email us on

info@birdwatchingtrips.co.uk

for more details on how to reserve your place.

We look forward to hearing from you and sharing Mull's exciting birds and mammals with you!

General Tour Considerations:


Difficulty:


Easy. This tour to Mull includes some gentle walks along sometimes uneven and but generally level terrain. You should be able to walk up to a mile unaided over rough terrain. We may be standing for periods to look for raptors and otters. Please contact us if you have any concerns over your participation.

Accommodation:


All bedrooms are ensuite. Bedrooms on the ground floor. There is no lift available in the property but we are happy to help you with your luggage. Please contact us if you have any concerns about this.

Payment:


Payment can be made by cheque or electronic bank transfer. We ask for 20% deposit upon booking with the balance due by 70 days before travel. Full details are provided on our Booking Form. Please ensure you also see our Terms and Conditions and Booking Confirmation Statement. We are fully compliant with the Packaged Travel Regulations 2018 and have Financial Failure Insurance in place to give you and your money the fullest possible protection. Terms and Conditions

Participants:


This tour will run with a minimum of four and a maximum of six guests. The tour will go ahead provided four guests have booked by 70 days before the start of the tour.



Cancellation:


Please see full details of this on our Booking Form and the Terms and Conditions on our website. Please ask us if you would like us to send you a copy.

Travel and medical Insurance:


Travel insurance cover must be in place for this tour before the start of the trip. We will ask you to provide your policy name and number and the emergency claim telephone number.



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