When it comes to birding holidays, we’re raring to go. We know you’re ready too, and we can’t wait to take you around the world to enjoy its natural wonders.
We are in regular contact with our many friends across the globe, and while some countries are coping surprisingly well, it will unfortunately be some time before international birding tours return to normality. We want to put our customers first, and minimise the number of holidays that need to be rearranged or refunded due to cancellation. Heatherlea have therefore decided not to offer any overseas holidays before November 2021 at the earliest.
If you have a booking and are due to travel overseas over the next few months, we will contact you in person. If it is necessary to cancel your tour, you can choose between a full refund of your payment, or rebooking at a later date. There are no admin fees. You can also use our Worldwide Holiday Planner as a great way to plan ahead without your having to make any firm commitment.
In the meantime, thankfully, we currently have the ability to move relatively freely around the UK, and there is much to see. The simple delight of visiting wild places, and marvelling at wild creatures, is one of life’s most natural pleasures, and while it might be frustrating to think of the second half of 2021 being spent at home, our location as a group of islands off the coast of a continental landmass brings many opportunities. We can all be thankful for the wonderful wildlife of the British Isles!
Here in the Scottish Highlands, we have been luckier than most. Even during the worst of lockdown, the varied birdlife has delighted us at all times of year, and even in their gardens our resident guides have logged Scottish Crossbill, Crested Tit, Osprey and both eagle species. Birders in this wonderful open landscape have much to appreciate.
For the rest of 2021, a birding staycation in Scotland is even more tempting than usual, and you can look forward to exciting birding whatever the season. It is vital that our clients feel safe whilst visiting Heatherlea and our full Covid Update is available to view online, explaining the measures we have put in place for you to enjoy your holiday to the full.
Thanks to everyone who has supported Heatherlea during this difficult time. We look forward to seeing you soon!