Product: A winter birding break for two in Scotland, worth £1,040
Courtesy of Heatherlea, you could win a holiday for two in the comfortable three-star Mountview Hotel, Nethy Bridge, for dinner, bed and breakfast, with all transport and the services of Heatherlea guides included. Packed lunches and a checklist are also included. The break will be available to take on either 3-7, 6-10, 10-14 or 13-17 November 2012 (subject to availability).
PLUS Two runners up will receive £100 each off the price of a holiday for one with Heatherlea.
On this short break, Capercaillie will be the main target, and we aim to get good views of the birds before moving on to other species, making use of exclusive private access courtesy of Heatherlea.
All three birding days will include a morning foray for Capercaillie (weather permitting) until good views are obtained. In November, dawn and dusk are at very agreeable times, so very early starts or late finishes won’t be necessary.
Other key birds are Scottish Crossbill, Crested Tit and Black Grouse inland, with the coast producing great birding, perhaps including King Eider, Surf Scoter or unexpected rarities often overlooked this far north.
The itinerary on such a short holiday is weather dependent, but even with showers you can reasonably expect to see some 60 species as we visit the Moray coast and mop up the specialities inland.
To be in with a chance of winning this amazing holiday, simply answer the question and fill in your details below.
What is the scientific name for Capercaillie?
Suggested answer, Tetrao urogallus