Seabirds and Cetaceans (NW Scotland and Isles)
Short-beaked Common Dolphin
All images unless otherwise stated © Jeff Clarke 2016
23rd - 30th August 2016
A quest to see a variety of seabirds and cetaceans off the coast of Scotland. Watching from headlands, charter boats and CalMac ferries, at this time of year we expect to see a variety of unusual seabirds (skuas, petrels and shearwaters), cetaceans and basking sharks. We will visit the Moray Firth, Gairloch, the Isle of Lewis, and, weather permitting, St Kilda.
This is a small group tour.
Jeff Clarke is a freelance ecologist and environmental educator with a lifelong passion for the natural world with a particular interest in seabirds and cetaceans. Martyn Jamieson used to be the Head of Centre at FSC Kindrogan for seven years and has now set up residence on South Uist as a crofter.
Please note there may be opportunities for additional boat trips which will incur an extra charge
Booking is through the FSC website. Click link below.
To download the course brochure please click the link below.
Feedback from last years tour:
"Led by two very good humoured and knowledgeable guides, the course was fun, and we saw and learned a lot!" Despite bad weather - that made it impossible to reach St Kilda, we visited lots of beautiful sites, had a boat trip and saw plenty of birds and also had some close encounters with harbour porpoises, bottle-nosed dolphin, common dolphin, Risso's dolphin & Minke whale. Amongst all this, we saw lots of local botany and history and began to understand some of the issues living in the Highland and Islands....
The two centres we stayed in (The Old Inn, Gairloch and Baile na Cille, Uig) where both great places to stay, in beautiful locations and allowed easy access to suitable wild-life watching sites.
Altogether an excellent holiday, interesting experience and good value for money". Sian Cheverton
Many thanks for making the trip to Scotland a good one... both Peter and I enjoyed the trip. Jean Bulmer