Islay Scotland Tour

A fantastic winter visit to Islay with vast flocks of Barnacle and Greenland White-fronted Geese, plus Golden Eagle, White-tailed Sea Eagle, Hen Harrier and add to this Divers, Long-tailed Ducks, Scaup and the chance of Otter and Whisky!

Islay for Golden Eagle, White-tailed Sea Eagle, Hen Harrier, Merlin, Peregrine, Chough, thousands of Barnacle & Greenland White-fronted Geese, Long-tailed Duck, Scaup, Divers, Iceland Gull, Black Guillemot, Chough, Twite. Plus often good sightings of Otter & Red Deer.

In addition to the list of iconic Scottish birds and wildlife, there is an excellent diversity of birds, with over 100 species of birds recorded during all of our previous five visits.
Add to this the wonderful scenery, a visit to one of the 8 distilleries and a Scottish Ceiladh. This tour encompasses all the uniqueness of the Scottish islands!

Islay, Scotland Winter Group Birding Tours

2023 FEBRUARY 24th - March 2nd SCOTLAND ISLAY

A 6 day/7 night tour. Brilliant winter birding, White-tailed & Golden Eagles, Chough, Twite, 30,000 Barnacle Geese, 5000 Greenland White-fronted Geese, sea-duck, divers & grebes.

One night stopover in Glasgow, en-route, ferry crossing on Friday. Ferry and return , dropping at Glasgow around 2.30pm on the Thursday afternoon.

Transport in spacious 9-seater minibus.

Maximum group size 7 plus guide.

Tour cost from £780.00 per person in twin/double room

Single room with en-suite supplement £120.00

Single room with shared bathroom £90.00

Breakfast & Packed lunch provisions bought locally. Evening meals bought locally at a local bars/restaurants.

Exclusive group tours can be arranged outside of the group tour dates and at least 2 weeks apart. Call or email us for details

Read the Trip report 2017

Read the Trip report 2018

Read the Trip report 2019


A useful link for visiting & birding Islay is:- the Islay bird blog which has daily sightings from the island and is run by Ian & Margaret Brooke, good friends to me when I am over.


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