Whether you like photographing birds as a pastime, hobby or
an obsession, you are invited to take the chance to experience this
amazing ornithological environment for yourself 16 - 23 June 2007.
Golden and White-tailed Eagle, Hen Harrier, Merlin, Corncrake, Black
Guillemot, Puffin, Great Skua, Manx Shearwater and Twite are just a few
of the 240 species recorded around this magical land, which boasts some
of the most spectacular mountain and coastal scenery in Europe. 14 of
these species - red listed as of high conservation concern - currently
breed on the island.
You will stay at the charming 'Tigh Dubh' (Gaelic for 'Blackhouse') in
Edinbane, an excellent base from which to explore the bird
photographing opportunities of the island at your leisure. This former
stone byre, built in the traditional Highlands and Islands style of a
long low building with rounded ends, provides comfortable self-catering
accommodation for up to four people and received a Green Tourism (Gold)
award for being environmentally friendly.
You will also have the opportunity to enjoy a day out in North West
Skye with local expert and author of Skye Birds, Bob McMillan. Bob can
help you find the best locations for spotting birds and also runs a
highly informative website www.skye-birds.com.