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Bird shooting in Skye - Bird photography enthusiasts are reminded to enter the latest Skye competition to win a unique break on the Isle of Skye, including an exclusive day out with a local birding expert.
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.
To find out more about Skye and Lochalsh, visit www.skye.co.uk.